Ten most popular blog postings (2nd quarter, 2008)

In traditional reverse order, here are the ten postings which have proved the most popular over the last three months:

10. The morning after the night before: the moment when it looked like Paxman might punch Johnson – one of the (few) TV highlights of the London Mayor election: Boris Johnson flounders over his bus policy.

9. The real lesson of the 10p tax rate fiasco – it wasn’t just the tax policy that was wrong, it was the whole way we do budgets.

8. What will Boris Johnson be like as Mayor of London? – no prizes for guessing the topic of that piece!

7. The London results – yes, Boris is Mayor.

6. Olympics protest – I joined the protests as the Olympic torch passed through London.

5. Crewe & Nantwich by-election: are the rules wrong? – should election campaigns really be rushed through at the convenience of the incumbent party rather than giving the public time to find out about the candidates and their policies?

4. Iris Robinson – homophobia is certainly still alive in Northern Irish politics.

3. Nine years in a squalid and infested flat – a tale of failure that should make Haringey Council ashamed.

2. David Davis and his resignation to fight a by-election.

1. What did you think of the BBC TV local elections results program on Thursday night? Not a lot by the looks of it, though given the amount of traffic to this post long after the poll has closed it’s clearly an issue still on some people’s minds!

No surprise to see the London elections features so heavily in the list – but interesting to see that several of these posts are very brief and basically just me saying what my view is on an issue of the moment. I guess people have read them either because they’ve been very timely – or perhaps because they do want to know my views on issues!

0 thoughts on “Ten most popular blog postings (2nd quarter, 2008)

  1. Here is a question for you Lynne which hopefully you would be able to address. How much influence do us bloggers on your website have in shaping the way you vote in respects to your EDM motions, lobbying the Government more broadly, and raising issues impacting your local constituents. Or do you just keep the blog to debate in your free time? I would be interested to know how people such as myself and others help shape your voting decisions. Cheers,

  2. Mash – obviously I take note of what all comments on my blog postings say and that informs me of what those particular people think about the issue.So – the influence is simply the influence of having had my attention to your or other commentators’ opinions.If I am requested to sign particularly EDMs – that would have to accord with my own view – but if I am not signing it I will always respond and explalin why not.So – in answer – I am exposed to blog comments, I read them, sometimes I agree sometimes I don’t – and in the end on how I act in Parliamentary terms is a mixture of all influences and contacts from constituents, my own views, the party’s view.

  3. I am genuinely pleased to learn that as our constituency representative that you take note of the wide-ranging opinions shared by local constituents, particularly those actively engaged in local political decision making. I hope your blogging encourages more senior MPs to take steps in engaging with local constituents on social networking website/blogs etc.