Tuesday, May 20, 2008

He's back and blogging!


Good news for those of us passionate about e-politics in Darlington as our local MP Alan Milburn has relaunched his website.


It's impressively put-together, and has a very nifty map showing where Alan has been working hard to represent local people around the town. There's even a blog, which at the moment has a link to his Northern Decision Makers interview.


There is an interactive feature too, where Alan invites comments, whether general or specific (on smoking and ID cards). That element's moderated at the moment, but maybe that will change in time.


This means that two of Darlington's PPCs for the next election have active sites, with Alan joining Mike Barker's well-written blog. That just leaves our military friend Captain Legrand for the Tories. As nothing has been seen of him in months save for a letter in the Echo, (postmarked Malton), surely it's time for him to take the plunge too?

10 comments:

miketually said...

That's great news. Hopefully, he'll keep it up to date and eventually open it up to comments so it can become real two-way communication.

Once I figure out how to access the old-style blogger account I used (the system changed recently), I'll put up a post from the (Not) Alan Milburn blog.

Ian White Hurworth said...

Utter twaddle, have your say ...yes after it has been vetted by an administrator for political correctness.

Adrian said...

According to Mike Smithson http://www.politicalbetting.com AM is going to challenge Gordon for the leadership post-Crewe-meltdown.

Aeres said...

Yep, interesting rumour that...

The 'Next General Election - Party Leaders' market on Betfair is interesting at the minute. Brown/Cameron is getting pretty close to odds against (1.95) which is pretty astonishing when you consider that we were gearing ourselves up for a possible general election only 6 or so months ago.

Surely though, Milburn wouldn't let himself become the stalking horse - unless somebody goes in before him?

Maybe we should ask him... :-)

Ian White said...

Adrian said...

According to Mike Smithson http://www.politicalbetting.com AM is going to challenge Gordon for the leadership post-Crewe-meltdown.

God help Britain! He can't even sort the Post offices in Darlington!

Yes! That old chestnut but factualy he opposed closure then voted for it! FACT.

Ian said...

But dont forget, he did manage to sort the pigeon poo on North Road Bridge AND .....er....oh...

Anonymous said...

And coke is bad for you until you are paid vast amounts of money to endorse it!

Capt Leg & said...

I think the number of reply's to this post says how well liked he is!

Ian White said...

Wheres "big Al" stand on bus passes Nick does he realise that John Williams is going to cost him his seat?

Mike said...

good post