Thursday, August 21, 2008

Top 20 MP Blogs

1. John Redwood
2. Tom Harris
3. Tom Watson
4. Nadine Dorries
5. Lynne Featherstone
6. Adam Price MP
7. John McDonnell
8. Kerry McCarthy
9. Jeremy Hunt
10. David Jones
11. Paul Flynn
12. Douglas Carswell
13. Richard Spring
14. Ed Vaizey
15. Elfyn Llwyd
16. Austin Mitchell
17. Sadiq Khan
18. Steve Webb
19. John Hemming
20. Adrian Sanders

These blogs were voted for by the readers of more than 60 UK political blogs and the readers of TOTAL POLITICS Magazine. Each person voted for their top ten blogs. Their favourite was awarded ten points, their second favourite nine points and so on down to one point. 1,142 people cast a vote. These were the thirty most popular media blogs blogs.

The full results will be published in the Guide to Political Blogging in the UK 2008-9 which is published on 5 September and will be available at all the party conferences. You can also order it via the Total Politics website from the end of this week.

13 comments:

Letters From A Tory said...

I'm very surprised that Tom Watson remains so high, as his blog has lost a lot of bite since he was promoted a little while ago.

Anonymous said...

John Redwood definitely deserves to be No.1 - a top quality blog.

James Schneider said...

Watson is a strange call but I guess a lot of people have heard of the "proppa blogga". Redwood deserves to win by a mile. Glad Tom Harris is high up there, a really welcome addition. Paul Flynn would also ascend a couple of places in my rankings.

Anonymous said...

Why is Adam Price the only one to be an MP? ;-)

Baldwin said...

Richard Spring's blog is always worth a look. It's regular, concise, sensible and to the point.

However, I agree John Redwood should come top. Also he attracts good comments.

Anonymous said...

no lib dems , snp's etc ???

something we are not being told ????

Iain Dale said...

There are 4 LibDem MPs in the list. The clue is that they are in orange. I don't think any of the SNP MPs have blogs.

Eskimo Nell said...

Why is it that the most objectionable people claim the top spots? Is it because the people who voted for them in this "poll" (and therefore I assume read them) don't actually support what is said, but visit those blogs to be titilated by political controversy?

I am glad that Iain is not suggesting that these are the most supported/best political thinkers, rather that they are the most read.

Anonymous said...

Baldwin said...

"However, I agree John Redwood should come top. Also he attracts good comments"

He may attract good comments from right wing Tories to his own blog, but given a slightly wider audience; like CiF, he is still roundly despised.

Anonymous said...

I don't know why Tom Harris is second. He tries hard, but unfortunately like MacGuire, his blog is infested by mindless morons making it necessary to scroll past miles of relentless crap to find a sensible comment. If you were slightly paranoid you might think their intention was to turn sensible readers and commenter’s away.
But 10/10 to Tom and MacGuire for persevering.

Anonymous said...

Nadine Dorries has a site that does not allow comments and she comes 4th? This list is a joke.

davorg said...

Just seen this list. Thanks for publishing it. There were a few that I didn't already have on Planet Westminster.

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