2011 has been a great year for LabourList – nearly 550,000 of you have read the site over the last 12 months, viewing nearly 3 million pages of debate and analysis on the Labour Party and the labour movement. All of the biggest issues of the year have been covered – and shaped – on LabourList. From the riots to phone hacking, to the AV referendum to strikes and rallies, we’ve brought you the views of the movement, unfiltered. We’ve redesigned the site, increased the range of work that we do and excitingly, 2012 looks like an even bigger year for us. Thanks for reading, contributing and supporting us.
As a special end of year treat, here’s the countdown of our top 10 most popular stories this year.
10. Normal people don’t care about politics – Conor Pope reminded us how weird we all are.
9. Sarah Teather’s stand-up routine – Stick to the day job…
8. Why Labour people should back the Great Strike – Owen Jones busted some myths ahead of November 30th.
7. A pretty bad year – Just last week, Anthony Painter gave a downbeat assessment of Labour’s 2011.
6. Does Labour needs its own Tea Party movement? – Luke Bozier stirred up controversy.
5. Abolish Oxbridge – Owen Jones got flack, praise and national media reaction to this back in June.
4. UK Uncut owes a lot of apologies – In the wake of the TUC rally, Anthony Painter was angry…
3. Miliband: These strikes are wrong – That interview…
2. The riots are a catastrophe – Owen Jones on why the right gained from the riots.
1. The very definition of irony – Disability campaigner Sue Marsh faces an awful choice.
Other widely read posts this year included the blogosphere coming together to remember Mark Hanson, our liveblogs (including Oldham East election day and the Shadow Cabinet reshuffle), as well as all of the selection news.
Thanks for reading – and see you in 2012