Iain Dale has produced an excellent guide to political blogging in the UK which can be downloaded as a PDF from his blog (thanks to Martin Stabe for pointing this out). It is a must have for every reporter covering national, regional and local politics.
Stabe also felt I suggested in my post a couple of days ago that there was a lack of left-leaning bloggers in the UK (a top 100 is listed in Dale’s guide). I was trying to suggest they were less effective than their counterparts on the right.
On this I seem to be in agreement with Francis Maude, chairman of the Conservative Party. In a contribution to Dale’s guide he writes: “I am slightly uncertain as to why it is that “Conservatives” and “Conservative” sites are clearly outperforming the “left” in the use of new technology.”