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August 5, 2004

Michael Clapham (Proxy Blog)

Labour MP for Barnsley West and Penistone

Proxy blog by: 'Michael Clapham'

Launched: August 5, 2004

Format: (standard template)

Comments: Yes
Trackback: No
Syndication: No

The author of this proxy blog may soon come a Lepper with the posting ID, but the site does carry the following disclaimer:

This blog is not an official website, but has been created to demonstrate to Michael and his constituency workers the benefits of blogging for MPs.

A concerted effort appears to have been made on this proxy blog to keep constituents up to date with Michael's latest needs, thoughts and movements, but it is unclear as to whether the author has been in touch with the MP directly.

Michael Clapham used to have his 'own' website under with the glorious domain name - this website appears to have been withdrawn in early 2004. Michael now gets by with an ePolitix website but, to his credit, he is one of the few MPs who tries to get the most out of this service (just take a look at his regular use of the Press Release feature).

Posted by timireland on August 5, 2004 11:55 AM in the category Blogs: Proxies


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