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And thanks for all the fish

Peter Henley | 17:06 UK time, Thursday, 12 May 2011

From today Henley's Hustings is no more. The BBC has decided to move on from blogs written by your regional political journalists. After nearly 150 missives from me, it feels like a sad day.

Thank you so much for all your comments. At their best it really felt like we were getting to the heart of things that we all cared about - often approaching the subject from different places - but usually respectful and always enlightening.

I will be posting my own thoughts regularly on Twitter - you can follow me by dialling in @BBCPeterH. And there will still be a chance to contribute to stories about the South's politics at my new page that you will be able to find here.


  • Comment number 1.

    What a shame. I'll miss Henley's Hustings. It was one of the blogs that I looked forward to reading and enjoyed contributing to. It gave me more insight into local politics than I can get from any other single source.

    Perhaps I'll sign-up for Twitter again soon...

  • Comment number 2.

    I share your sentiments, Worzel. This wasn't just Peter Henley's blog - it really was a Hustings for those of us who are interested in the local political scene to add our own contribution.

    The new correspondent page looks good, and I do hope that you are able to include more from BBC Oxford, but will we have to re-register as users to comment there?

    Thank you, Peter, for the forum you have provided with Henley's Hustings. Whilst I didn't always agree with your comments they were always entertaining and often full of insight. I do hope that the good-natured debate continues on the new correspondent page.

  • Comment number 3.

    Sorry to hear the blog is closing down :( Have you thought about running your own private one? xx

  • Comment number 4.

    Do BBC rules prevent you from having [Unsuitable/Broken URL removed by Moderator] or [Unsuitable/Broken URL removed by Moderator] or some such independent (non tax payer funded) place?

  • Comment number 5.

    Oh dear, I can't post links to an imaginary URL like henleyshustings [dot] somewhere [dot] com. As your moderation police decided they have to edit my earlier comment. Somewhere being a choice of wordpress or posterout or blogger.


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