I mentioned this simply because he's had to resign after admitting to having multiple identities on Wikipedia - spending most of his time editing David Cameron's page it seems. He also used
Now, I don't actually have a problem with using multiple identities online. Alter-egos (alts) have been a standard practice bit of fun on messageboards for years. I have been known to argue about politics viciously with myself when thoroughly drunk and bored on forums - sad huh?
Of course that was many moons ago, since when I've only been quite so sad once, using the identity "sockpuppet" in blog comments to wind up Tim Ireland of Bloggerheads when he starting his campaign against their use on political blogs a couple years ago.
To be honest though, on the matter of David Boothroyd, I'm not sure which is sadder. The fact that he felt the need to have multiple identities to let him edit the page of the Tory leader; or the fact that he actually has a Wikipedia account.
I wonder if he wrote his own page in the first place? Personally I think you have to have serious delusions of grandeur to put yourself on Wikipedia. Anyhow, I digress, all hail the Westminster councillor who got stuffed. Couldn't happen to a nicer bloke.
Oh yes, his Wikipedia page is now a candidate for deletion. Infamy doesn't let him stay?
Update: He gone!