You will be pleased to learn that Jody Dunn, the Lib Dem candidate for Hartlepool has a new cat, Jeremy (left). More interesting for media students are the other blogs that are springing up around the campaign, including the amusingly-titled Guacamoleville, which bills itself as 'Comprehensive coverage of the Hartlepool by-election, blog-style'.
Taking a slightly different tack is DunnIn. Tag-lined "Jody Dunn is the Darlington-based barrister who wants to be MP for Hartlepool. The thing is, she is EU crazy and soft on drug abusers..." it includes an allegation that the despite professing backing for British business Jody's blog is hosted in Germany, and highlights a number of quotes that suggest her peripatetic lifestyle is somewhat at odds with her claim to be the 'local candidate'.
DunnIn is hosted by someone calling themself MonkeyBoy. The authorship of Guacamole is not apparent on on first glance but the style and content do seem rather similar to Hartlepool 2004: "A day by day account of the campaign to elect a UKIP MP for Hartlepool", hosted by Peter Troy, 'a British subject', of Sedgefield Co Durham. Follow the About me link and
you discover that Peter is 50, his favourite music is Land of Hope and Glory and his favourite film, The Dambusters. Oh, and his favourite book is The Great Deception - a secret history of the European Union.
Google 'Peter Troy' and you quickly come to AN INTERVIEW WITH PETER TROY: LEAD CANDIDATE for the UK INDEPENDENCE PARTY in SCOTLAND . Are they by any chance related?