Saturday, August 15, 2009

Top 30 Councillor Blogs

1 (1) Luke Akehurst LA
2 Bickerstaffe Record LA
3 Richard Willis CO
4 (3) Paul Scully CO
5 Steve Tierney CO
6 (5) Bob Piper LA
7 (4) James Cleverly AM CO
8 (29) Gwilym Euros Roberts NA
9 Stuart Syvret NA
10 (26) Dave Luckett CO

Click HERE to see the full Top 30.

Links to all these blogs can be found HERE.

All these lists, together with articles from leading blog commentators, will be published in the TOTAL POLITICS GUIDE TO POLITICAL BLOGGING, which will be published in mid September at £12.99. You can preorder your copy HERE.


James said...

Re James Cleverly

Members of the Northern Ireland Legislative Assembly are called MLAs.

London Assembly members are called AMs.


Hi Iain,

I'm chuffed to bits about getting into the 10...HOWEVER, just a few important points that you and the Total Politics team need to get right.
My name is listed incorrectly and I AM NOT A PLAID CYMRU COUNCILLOR! Could you therefore correct this major mistake. I represent Llais Gwynedd on Gwynedd Council along with another 12 councillors from Llais Gwynedd. I would appreciate it therefore if you could replace the PC next to my name with LLG.
Many thanks and happy blogging!

Jimbo said...

Hey, Iain, why not make the names of each blog ino a link? This is, after all, the internet!

Iain Dale said...

Jimbo, I hear what you say and if I had a blog assisant I would have done that, but there are only so many hours in my day. I have put a link to the page on the TP site where you can find the links.I am afraid that will have to suffice.

Martin S said...

But it is all going wrong for councils. All Brown's fault, though. No. Surely not?!

The Weekender: government wants to ban BOGOFs, irony-laden government, is Brown Nixon? And sorry, but Labour just can't hear you!

Anonymous said...

Can we ban That's News from just posting links to his stories.

It adds nothing to the debate. We are all tired of it.

It is poor marketing.

Please stop it That's News. Let us discuss Iain's blog site. If we want to come to your site, we will.

Sorry to maon Iain, but I come to your site to discuss your items not have guerilla marketing for others sites

Iain Dale said...

You are right. I usually don't allow them through but I missed this one.

That's News, have you got the message?Stop it.

Anonymous said...

Never mind all this. When are you going to post a list of your top 10 lists of favourite lists of lists?

disgusted of gwynedd said...

Gwilym Euros (no. 8) isn't Plaid Cymru, and as a Plaid supporter I'm rather offended by that allegation.

Also, if he makes the top 10, the rest must be very, very poor.

Anonymous said...

Disgusted of Gwynedd - As somone who's moved to the area, I've been impressed with Elfyn Llwyd MP and this Euros Roberts chap. Both of them seem to get the job done, they don't take any crap and do what they say they will do.
Rather than having a pop at him because he's not in your party, give the devil his due.
By the way, I've always voted Labour but will vote for Llwyd at the General Election and if I lived in Ffestiniog, I'd vote for Euros lay off, as far as I can see in the local press, the Plaid Councillors in Gwynedd are lightweight and embarassing and Llwyd must wish at times that he had people like this chap to turn too. More power to both of them I say!

Martin S said...

Iain, you have my email address, you could have asked me and I would have stopped. I really didn't think you minded. That was obviously a mistake on my part. For which I offer my sincere apologies.

And anonymous you are wrong, I often post comments on Iain's posts, without providing links to my daily round-up of news. How strange that you didn't notice that. Or are you the troll who from time-to-time attempts to post rude, pointless messages to my site?

You don't like it, don't bother to read it. I mean, it's not as if it is rocket science, is it? Just ask for your refund on the way out, old chap.

Steve Tierney said...

Fifth!!! Fifth? Fantastic! I'm going out for a pint to celebrate.

Ex-Senator Stuart Syvret said...


Fame at last!

A reader left a comment on my blog informing me of this achievement - I had to do a double-take on my mobile - from the platform, during a political reform meeting this evening.

Terribly rude to my fellow panelists.

Oh well, diplomacy never was a strong point of mine.

But seriously - events down here in Jersey become more Kafkaesque by the week.

It's good to know that my constituents and I are getting our cause noted.

Thanks very much for including me in the listings.

And by the way - to those who may have followed the Jersey child abuse cover-up, check-out my blog this weekend.

I should have a guest-posting from Deputy Police Chief Lenny Harper up by then.

Oh dear. The Jersey oligarchy aren't going to like it.

Not one little bit.