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Stuart Thomson has been announced as the winner in the current affairs category of the Vuelio Online Influence Awards.

Now in its 6th year, the awards celebrate the fantastic work done by the UK’s influencers, the best in bloggers, vloggers, influential Instagram storytellers and campaigners. Independent judges selected winners from shortlists across 14 categories including: Arts & Entertainment, Beauty, Fashion, Food & Drink, Interior Design, LGBTQ+, Parenting and Travel & Leisure.

Stuart’s win came in Current Affairs where he was up against ConHome, LabourList, Slugger O’Toole, Left Foot Forward and Tax Research UK.

As well as blogging, Thomson, who leads the public affairs consultancy at law firm, BDB Pitmans, regularly writes books on public affairs and business issue. His blog can be read at and as well as on LinkedIn and the CIPR Influence site.

Announcing Thomson’s win, the presenters said:

“This category caused quite the debate on judging day which shows what a high calibre of finalists we had.

Stuart took the crown with the judges praising his clear and concise delivery in his posts which were not only practical but also managed to put aside party politics, not an easy thing to do in today’s age, providing the reader with plenty of useful information”.

Responding to his win, Stuart said:

“To say that I am thrilled would be a massive understatement especially considering the impressive and high-profile sites I was up against.

I love writing the blog so to have it recognised for its practical contribution to public affairs means all the years of writing have been worth it.

Hopefully even more people will now take a look, sign-up, read and get some ideas from the posts which I also try to tie in with the training I lead for the PRCA and CIPR.

The pressure is now on to continue to keep the posts coming.”