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Graeme Archer one of the three best writers? You must be joking!

How about John Redwood, a prolific writer in his blog, in magazines and books?

He is certainly not better Matthew Parris, Michael Brown or Simon Heffer who are also passed over.

"David Cameron's plans for new co-operative schools, run by parents and local communities".

They were Michael Gove's plans! He has rescued our schools policy after Cameron and Willetts' grammargate fiasco.

What happened to the "next generation" category?

Paul: As referred to above, after reviewing the proposed nominations we felt it was too similar to One to Watch. Most of the Next Gen recommendations were for people who had done a lot of work for CF - which is worthy but something better done by CF than a Conservative Movement award.

Thanks Sam. You're probably right although it's a shame that those who aren't seeking CF office are unrecognised.

Vote Top Gear!

Internationalist was hard to vote on since I hadnt heard of them before...

I am strongly supporting my two "local" heroes - Cllr Stephen Greenhalgh and Shaun Bailey! I am also voting for Graeme who has kept me well entertained - and occasionally very moved - over the year!

I see that a few hours after you have voting on awards Mr Iain Dale does something similar.

He also copied conhome's monthly rating of politicians.

Oh goodie, my boss can't wait to get the "Iain Dale Award for Politician of the Year".
He should stick to doing what bloggers do.
While i'm on my high horse why does Guy Fawkes get a mention he didn't do anything somebody else wouldnt have done!

A couple of other categories:

Worst Mayoral Candidate In Living Memory: B.Johnson MP

Most Invisible Chairman In Living Memory: C.Spelman MP

Most Stupid Tory Policy Soundbite Of The Year: Greg Clark MP pandering to Polly Toynbee.

"As referred to above, after reviewing the proposed nominations we felt it was too similar to One to Watch. Most of the Next Gen recommendations were for people who had done a lot of work for CF - which is worthy but something better done by CF than a Conservative Movement award."

I do see your point, but I also think that it's often very difficult for young Conservatives to get involved any further than CF; that's usually the only avenue open to us, and so not recognising people's hard work within the organisation seems a little unfair. The innovation and commitment shown by a lot of CF members really does mark them out as the next generation of Conservatives.

Peter Golds for services to the London Conservative Party? Can think people who have done a heck more than him. He's always been in the right place at the right time.

I would like to recommend, although it's too late, Doreen Miller (Baroness of Hendon).

The service to the party awards shouod be considered nationwide.There are many who have given unstinting service and have gone completely unrecognised.With the changes to the honours system this path has been stopped up!!
One sometimes wonders if the Party would prefer to forget most of us!
There are NO thanks in politics.

You seem to have missed out the "Politician I would most like to see hanging from a lamp post."

Shome mistake shurely?

DK

DK: if you had that category who would you vote for?

I could narrow my shortlist down to just-about-all-of-them but would struggle to choose after that.

"Shaun Bailey for being a new kind of Conservative candidate with real understanding of poor communities"

I couldn't possible imagine what the subtext is in that description :rolleyes:

Jesus wept.

What about a mention for David Gauke MP for getting the Statistics Commission to find that some claims made by G Brown esq's Treasury were unsubstantiable?

Or Cllr Phil Taylor for his research exposing how much money for investment the London Kengestion Charge hadn't made?

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