I had a bit of a brainwave earlier, which led me to wondering how many MPs run websites on WordPress. Taking as my starting point the Total Politics directory of Parliamentarians’ blogs, I soon received a number of extra suggestions from Twitter folks… leading me to the following list of MPs whose blogs (or non-blog websites) are powered by WordPress:
- Alan Johnson – although he hasn’t updated since, er, April.
- Adam Price
- Ben Bradshaw
- Bruce George – WordPress running within Joomla 😕
- Chris Huhne
- David Amess
- David Evennett
- David Jones (at wordpress.com, with custom domain)
- David Kidney (at wordpress.com, quiet since March)
- David Lidington (at wordpress.com)
- David Willetts
- Eddie McGrady (needs fixing)
- Gisela Stuart
- Graham Stuart (Atahualpa theme)
- Helen Goodman
- Henry Bellingham (Sandbox theme)
- Hilary Armstrong (at wordpress.com)
- Jim Hood
- John Redwood
- Liam Byrne (at wordpress.com)
- Lynne Featherstone (by yours truly)
- Mike Gapes
- Ming Campbell – Kubrick theme. Old-school. 😉
- Nick Brown (Atahualpa theme)
- Oliver Heald (on wordpress.com)
- Oliver Letwin – not a blog, a series of ‘letters in West Dorset papers’
- Paul Clark (wpremix theme)
- Rob Marris
- Richard Benyon
- Sion Simon
- Steve Pound (on wordpress.com)
- Sylvia Hermon
- Tom Harris
- Tom Watson
If anyone knows any more, I’d love to add them to the list. Oh, and for the record… with such low take-up (so far), my brainwave may be a little ahead of its time.
Update: a special thanks to Danny Dagan (whose Blogminster project is in development) and PSF’s Ian Cuddy for providing a load of new ones I didn’t know about, even one or two at Cabinet level. I now count three Cabinet ministers on WordPress: Messrs Byrne, Bradshaw and Johnson… plus Nick Brown, who ‘attends’ Cabinet as chief whip, but isn’t ‘in’ it.
2 thoughts on “MPs who use WordPress”
Liam Byrne’s new site, which is apparently launching soon, will be on WordPress – he currently uses wp.com for his blog, too.
Quite a few Parliamentary candidates used WordPress, so the next election may hasten your brainwave, whatever it is…
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