7 September 2011Contribution to Iain Dales UK Blog. Iain Dale is one of Britain’s leading political commentators and bloggers and a presenter on LBC Radio. In July 2013, he won Radio Presenter of the Year at the Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards. Iain Dale is best known for his British political blog Iain Dale's Diary (founded in 2002) and for his frequent appearances on UK news channels as a political commentator. He is also a publisher, broadcaster and former Conservative Party politician. Dale's blog, entitled Iain Dale's Diary, had been one of the most widely read political blogs in the UK. It was nominated by The Guardian for the Political Blog of the Year Award in 2005. In July 2011, Iain Dale started a collaborative blog site, Dale & Co, with many contributors from the political spectrum, including himself. The blog was closed on 4 July 2014.