The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland goes to a general election on May 5 and bloggers are set to play an important role in covering the election campaign.
The BBC leads the way with The Election Monitor Blog, covering the campaign in detail including daily summaries of newspaper headlines, details of political advertising and reader feedback. Includes an RSS feed and the ability to comment (ed note: what the heck in BST? what happened to GMT?)
Channel 4 provides 8 different election “blogs”, including coverage from candidates, sitting MP’s and journalists. Note that there is no RSS, comments or other blog features, so their claim as blogs is a little stretched
Election blogs and forums provides a good list of blogs and forums covering the election
A number of special interest blogs are also covering particular areas of the election, including the UK Polling report, naturally covering the various election polling, Postalvoting.blogspot.com covering the ongoing allegations of fraud with postal voting in the UK, and Backing Blair, which is seeking to oust UK Prime Minister Tony Blair whilst assuring that Labor remains in power.