A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, and the Labour Party - With subtitles for the Hard of Left. Just for the record: all the views expressed here are entirely personal and do not necessarily represent the positions of any organisations I am a member of.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Number 6

Iain Dale has just published his list of the top 100 left-of-centre blogs.

I've been ranked 6th (up 4 places from last year) so thanks to everyone who voted for me.

Well done on a very deserved number 1 & 2 ranking to Tom Harris MP and Hopi Sen.

The full list is:

1. Tom Harris MP2. Hopi Sen3. Stumbling & Mumbling4. Liberal Conspiracy5. Recess Monkey6. Luke Akehurst7. LabourHome8. Tom Watson MP9. Ministry of Truth10. Dave's Part11. Sadie's Tavern12. Harry's Place13. SNP Tactical Voting14. Socialist Unity15. Paul Linford16. Labour Outlook17. A Very Public Sociologist18. Obsolete19. Ordovicius20. Normblog21. Bloggers4Labour22. Theo's Blog23. Kezia Dugdale's Soapbox24. Beau Bo D'Or25. Bob Piper26. Forgesian Thinking27. The Daily (Maybe)28. Stuart King29. Lenin's Tomb30. Pickled Politics31. Never Trust a Hippy32. Chris Paul's Labour of Love33. Bloggerheads34. Chicken Yoghurt35. Bethan Jenkins AM36. Conor's Commentary37. John McDonnell MP38. Neil Clark39. Adam Price MP40. Snowflake541. Jane's the One42. Progress43. Two Doctors44. Rupa Huq45. The F Word46. Fat Man on a Keyboard47. Cynical Dragon48. Scots and Independent49. Byrne Baby Byrne50. Rachel North London51. Drink Soaked Trots52. Adam Smith was a Socialist53. Tory Troll54. Penny Red55. Kevin Maguire56. Nosemonkey's Eutopia57. Five Chinese Crackers58. Grimmer up North59. Guerilla Welsh Fare60. Welsh Ramblings61. Kerron Cross62. Three Score Years & Ten63. Labour and Capital64. Mars Hill65. Wheeler's Website66. Indygal67. Tartan Hero68. John's Labour Blog69. Charlie Beckett70. Ian Bone71. Another Green World72. Harpymarx73. Blog Menai74. Kerry McCarthy MP75. The Exile76. New Direction77. Lancaster UAF78. Modernity79. Organised Rage80. Madam Miaow Says...81. Calum Cashley82. Clairwil83. Councillor Terry Kelly84. Stroppy Blog85. Shiraz Socialist86. Labour Left Forum87. Amlwch to Magor88. Defend the NHS89. Jon's Union Blog90. Paul Flynn MP91. Scribo Ergo Sum92. Andrew Burns's Really Bad Blog93. Don Paskini94. Oliver Kamm95. Bid for Freedom96. Macuaid97. Reading Marx's Capital with David Harvey98. Sit Down Man99. Tygerland100. Jon Worth Euroblog
These blogs were voted for by the readers of more than 75 UK political blogs and the readers of TOTAL POLITICS Magazine. Each person voted for their top ten blogs. Their favourite was awarded ten points, their second favourite nine points and so on down to one point. 1,142 people cast a vote.


Blogger Ravi Gopaul said...

Congratulations on being number 6!

10:51 am, September 02, 2008

Anonymous Oxbridge Prat said...

Glad to help! Congratulations.

10:52 am, September 02, 2008

Anonymous Dirty Euro said...

What about the homeowners package though seems like a good idea to get the market moving again.

11:08 am, September 02, 2008

Blogger Chris Paul said...

Well done Luke. I'm back to a more sensible mid-pack position after over-promotion last time. But the methodology is of course different. Last time this list was settled by a team of lefty worthies rather than a public vote of bloggers of all stripes. And last year in the public vote part - which did determine the top-100 list - voters were aloud to name 20.

11:38 am, September 02, 2008

Blogger Chris Paul said...

Aloud? Allowed sorry.

11:39 am, September 02, 2008

Blogger Tim said...

Please remove my weblog from your version of this list. I do not wish to be associated with it and I am very annoyed that Dale has gone ahead and included me anyway:

11:47 am, September 02, 2008

Blogger Jeff said...


I'm finding this list of Iain's is a great way of finding other blogs out there, now that I've taken my tartan specs off...

Hope you don't mind me linking to your site in a "Tim" sort of way (if you know what I mean...)

12:38 pm, September 02, 2008

Blogger Justin Hinchcliffe said...

Congratulations - you always give me a good laugh (-:

1:19 pm, September 02, 2008

Anonymous jeremiah horrocks said...

If you need a good laugh read no. 96 - Macuaid.

The anti-Iraq war traitor supports Russia's invasion of Georgia.

What a prick.

And a hypocrite.

12:55 pm, September 03, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're in a list with Chris Paul.

He posts just to say how happy he is to be in the same list as you.

Don't you feel ... a pointless waste of space.

9:04 pm, September 03, 2008

Anonymous lord london fields lido said...

How are you left of centre? If you are left of centre, God only knows what that makes the rest of us.

10:38 pm, September 06, 2008

Anonymous Joker said...

Left of centre?! Luke Akehurst?! You cannot be serious!

4:46 pm, September 10, 2008


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