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February 20, 2003

Richard Allan

Liberal Democrat MP for Sheffield Hallam (1997-2005)

Launched: February 20th, 2003

Format: Movable Type, then WordPress

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There are two things I genuinely like about this man:

1. When his initial blogging escaped my attention and I started banging on about Tom Watson being the first blogging MP evah, he was too humble to contradict me.

2. He built his weblog with his own two hands.

And he did it first, folks. Richard Allan was the first British MP with a fully functional weblog

Richard has contributed greatly to the developing weblog community, and has attended almost every public debate or meeting on the subject.

In 2005 Richard stood down as the MP for Sheffield Hallam. He continues to blog.

Posted by timireland on February 20, 2003 5:30 PM in the category Blogs: MPs (Liberal Democrat)


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