Yep, after nearly three years of trying to prosleytise the art of blogging amongst the political classes north and south of the border, we finally have an elected politician blogger. He’s the DUP’s poll topping councillor in Omagh District Council Clive McFarland and one of Slugger’s panel of politico bloggers. We’ve no idea whether Clive’s blogging alacrity had some bearing on his election, but we wish him well in his future political career!
Adds: it seems that Clive was beaten to that particular accolade by Marion Smith, Bangor’s UUP blogging councillor! Thanks Howard!!
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty