Thursday, July 16, 2009

Vote for your 10 favourite blogs

The magazine Total Politics is again running its poll for Britain's top political blogs. To quote the magazine's website, the rules are simple:

You must vote for your ten favourite blogs and ranks them from 1 (your favourite) to 10 (your tenth favourite).

Your votes must be ranked from 1 to 10. Any votes which do not have rankings will not be counted.

You MUST include ten blogs. If you include fewer than ten your vote will not count.

Email your vote to

Only vote once.

Only blogs based in the UK, run by UK residents are eligible or based on UK politics are eligible.

Anonymous votes left in the comments will not count. You must give a name.

All votes must be received by midnight on 31 July 2009. Any votes received after that date will not count.

If you have your own blog, please do encourage your readers to take part. Last year, more than 80 blogs did so. We hope this year it will be far more than that. BUT, DO NOT list ten blogs you think your readers should vote for. Any duplicate voting of this nature will be disallowed.

In the past the poll has chiefly been promoted and advertised by Iain Dale's Diary. Those of us who are not Tories have grumbled about this but still taken part - not least because it gave us a ready-made excuse for not doing better in the voting.

This year - quite rightly - the poll is being jointly promoted and sponsored by LabourList and LibDemVoice, as well as by Iain.

So do vote for your favourite 10 blogs - and if you can see your way to including Liberal England amongst them... thank you very much.

Incidentally, although Total Politics talks about "your 10 favourite blogs", it is clear that they have only political blogs in mind. If you look at my blogroll, you will see that some of my favourites are not political at all.

Perhaps the organisers need to think about this?

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I will add you to nice list - the people who are being lovely and humble, which so far includes you, Stephen's Linlithgow and Andrew Reeves Running Blog.

On the completely shameless side, comes Himmelgarten Cafe, Charlotte Gore, Mark Reckons and I.

It's all good fun - let's hope we get lots of votes for the many good quality Lib Dem blogs out there.