Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Cambridge Lib Dem Blog Round-Up

There are two blogs that are up and running well, the King’s Hedges Lib Dems and Cllr Amanda Taylor. Good for them.

Cllr Geoff Heathcock is also on the web but not heard of since August 9th, 2010. I am sure this is a temporary blip. The next active site, the Newnham Lib Dem councillors, are twitching… with a posting on August 3rd, 2010, but some mighty gaps in coverage before then.

The blogs of three councillors, otherwise known for their words, have collapsed completely: On May 5th, 2010 the belindabrooksgordon site stopped, on March 20th, 2010 Kilian Bourke dropped and on March 10th, 2010 it was the turn of Nichola Harrison to go quiet.

Of course some of these might come back to life, or are operating on new sites, and if so they would be welcomed back to the debate: the more information we have for the public, the better. However, people are puzzled why the local Conservative Assocation is relying on bloggers to get the Tory message out...

1 comment:

  1. QE Lib Dems actually have a full complement of blogs. Cllr Jean Swanson has made a decent crack at it while Cllr Vicki Sanders only managed one post - a bit like her contributions in full council!

    I suspect you are right that it can't be long before Cllr Heathcock is back pontificating. (I do often wonder how compatible with Lib Dem policy his strident comments on justice are...)

    Interesting that Romsey's county councillor has been somewhat less prominent after the shame of "Romsey 27 - The Legacy."

    Market County Councillor Sarah Whitebread's new blog promised to be a breath of fresh air for holding real opinions rather than just politicking and got off to a good start but seems to have become the "flash in the pan" that she feared it might:

    "The main objective is to get some balance in the Cambridge political blogsphere. For such a liberal city it’s a shame that the most active bloggers at the moment seem to be tories."