Daily Archives: March 1, 2010

New election, new blogs…

Blackheath Westcombe Labour now has its very own blog. There are only a couple of posts on there, and it’s pretty bland stuff. Interesting to compare it to the other local political sites:

There’s the LibDem Godfried Gyechie blog, which used to be quite a personal account of what he was up to, but now seems to be a series of PR quotes against the other parties – on the plus side, the number of typos seem to have dropped!

Then there’s the hysterically vitriolic Blackheath Conservatives – Outraged, I say – OUTRAGED at the disastrous consequences of railway privatisation… As pushed through by, er… Who was it again?

They also have a sister site which seems a little more chilled out for Blackheath Westcombe Conservatives, which generally takes potshots at local schools (metaphorically speaking), rather than the train system. If this floats your boat, then you’ll probably love Aru Sivananthan (Blackheath Conservative Candidate for Greenwich Council) on twitter. Terrifying stuff, especially the link to Daniel Hannan on Fox News.

Then of course, there’s the tried and tested Nick Raynsford MP homepage. Which seems quite thin on opinion and policy, but quite high on photos and handshaking. I’d love to know whether he agrees with the Robin Hood Tax proposal, for example. According to theyworkforyou, he generally tends to stand up and speak in the house of commons if there’s a bill encouraging the building of more houses, but not a lot else. Which makes a lot of sense, as he earned £148,000 in 2008 from directorships with various housing businesses, according to the Telegraph.

If you know of any other local blogs/sites from local councillors / MPs / prospective MPs, please add them to the comments!


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