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You have a vote

No, there's no General Election yet. Gordon Brown is still denying the people their lawful prey and his party (not that he cares) will suffer all the more for it in due course. But until that happy day, you can at least vote for your favourite political blogs.

Total Politics (an Iain Dale publication) is asking you to vote for your personal Top 10. The results will be published in the forthcoming book, the Total Politics Guide to Blogging 2009-10, to be published in September.
Here's what to do:
  1. Please vote for your ten favourite blogs, ranking them from 1 (your favourite) to 10 (your tenth favourite).
  2. Your votes must be ranked from 1 to 10. Unranked votes will be ignored.
  3. You MUST include ten blogs. If you include fewer than ten your vote will not count.
  4. Email your vote to
  5. Only vote once.
  6. Only blogs based in the UK, run by UK residents or (like The Last Ditch, hint hint) based on UK politics are eligible.
  7. Anonymous votes left as comments will not count. You must give a name
  8. All votes must be received by midnight on 31 July 2009. Any votes received after that date will not count.
If you have your own blog, please encourage your readers to take part. BUT, DO NOT list ten blogs you think your readers should vote for. Any duplicate voting of this nature will be disallowed. If you do not wish for your own blog to be voted for please email