I recall last year when I arrived in Scotland (31st May) I decided to kick start my blog again.
Some months later Caron texted me to say well done for getting in the Top 40 of Scottish blogs. To say I was gobsmacked was an understatement but very chuffed.
This year I voted for many of my fellow Scots including Stephen and Caron when the Total Politics poll came up.
So earlier this evening when Iain Dale put the list up on Total Politics I scrolled straight to the bottom to see how I had done and was amazed by two things, that I had shot up to number 17 but that Stephen had stayed at 11.
Given I read Stephen's blog daily (as do hundreds of others) I was amazed he had not gone up but Stephen being Stephen didn't tout for votes and his daily readership is enormous, which is a way better result for him.
Congratulations to Tom Harris MP and SNP Tactical Voting for the number 1 and 2 spots respectively.
Now to the Scottish Liberal Democrats - Well done to all my fellow Scots, friends and colleagues starting with Caron (7), Stephen (11) me (17) sandwiched between BBCs Brian Taylor and David Maddox of the Scotsman, Bernard Salmon (24), Willie Rennie MP (25), Cllr Fraser Macpherson (28), Iain Dale (33) and Katy Gordon (45).
Thank you to everyone who voted for me, I really am quite humbled.
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