I thought I'd try and dog out a few more Labour bloggers for my blogroll this afternoon and got very frustrated by the blogroll on the Bloggers 4 Labour (B4L) blog.
Firstly, I thought I'd check out the East Anglian bloggers. The very top blog under B4L's heading "Current bloggers" is Anne Campbell. Anne was MP for Cambridge until being kicked out by Liberal Democrat David Howarth on 5th May 2005. This happens to also be the last time she updated her blog, yet B4L list her as a "current blogger" ?
Looking down a few more on the list I came across Neil MacDonald. To be fair, he had updated his blog since Anne Campbell. He updated his blog on 7th May 2005, yes, two days after her, but nearly two years ago still.
Others that jumped out were Eynesbury Rose, lasty updated on 28th October 2006, yes only four months old. That is three of the first sven "current bloggers" who are far from current.
I know it is hard to keep tabs on who is and isn't updating their blog, but with some being two years out of date, aren't B4L overstating the number of "current" Labour bloggers ?