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June 16, 2004

Sandra Gidley (Proxy Blog)

Liberal Democrat MP for Romsey

Proxy blog by: 'Gidley Watch'

Launched: June 16, 2004

Format: (customised template)

Comments: Yes
Trackback: Yes
Syndication: Yes

This was one the first proxy-blogs created as part of the proxy blog project, and it is - so far - the only proxy blogging effort that has resulted in the target MP launching a blog of their own.

Upon launching her blog, Sandra Gidley had this to say:

It is with a certain amount of trepidation that I embark on this web log and I hope I haven't disappointed anyone who thinks they might be on a fast track to Charlie Dimmock. I will freely admit that the good people at Gidleywatch have a lot to do with the decision - which hasn't been an easy one. My office staff didn't want me to do it because they like Gidleywatch and can't wait for updates. My Constituency Organiser didn't want me to do it because he couldn't see the point. But it has been a strange experience being cyberstalked even though Gidleywatch is friendly so I have decided that my own voice will be added to the many who already whisper on the world wide web.

The Gidley Watch blog continues to provide independent commentary on relevant movements, articles, appearances and speeches, plus an RSS feed from

Posted by timireland on June 16, 2004 9:14 AM in the category Blogs: Proxies


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