Saturday, December 20, 2008

2008 End of Year Awards: Your Nominations Please

As usual, I'll be creating my End of Year Awards poll and will be putting it online later today or tomorrow. If you'd care to nominate people in the following categories, please do so in the comments...

Politician of the Year
Minister of the Year
Worst Minister of the Year
Conservative MP of the Year (non front bench)
Labour MP of the Year (non Minister)
LibDem MP of the Year
Minority Party MP of the Year
Political Commentator/Columnist of the Year
Favourite Political TV Programme
Favourite Political Radio Programme
Broadcast Journalist of the Year
Print Journalist of the Year
Communicator of the Year
Campaigner of the Year
Speech of the Year
Pressure Group of the Year
Think Tank of the Year
Peer of the Year
Humorist of the Year
Blog Personality of the Year
Right Wing Blog of the Year
Left Wing Blog of the Year
LibDem Blog of the Year
Political Website of the Year (non blog)
International Politician of the Year
Gaffe of the Year
Moment of the Year
Hate Figure of the Year
Sexiest Male Politician of the Year
Sexiest Female Politician of the Year
Welsh/Scottish/Northern Irish Politician of the Year

To nominate in any or all of the categories click HERE.

19 comments:

Torygirl said...

Iain, Haven't you missed out Conservative Front Bencher of the Year? There is only room for non-front bencher for the Tories...although it's probably covered elsewhere and I'm being thick...

Iain Dale said...

I have added this as a category now.

Paddy Briggs said...

Politician of the Year: Gordon Brown
Minister of the Year: James Purnell
Conservative MP of the Year: Ken Clarke
Labour MP of the Year: Peter Hain
LibDem MP of the Year: Vince Cable
Political Commentator/Columnist of the Year: Jackie Ashley
Favourite Political TV Programme: Newsnight
Favourite Political Radio Programme: Today
Broadcast Journalist of the Year: Jeremy Paxman
Print Journalist of the Year: Polly Toynbee
Communicator of the Year: Kevin Pietersen
Speech of the Year: Gordon Brown, Party Conference
Pressure Group of the Year: Amnesty International
Think Tank of the Year: Fabian Society
Peer of the Year: Peter Mandelson
Humorist of the Year: Clive James
Right Wing Blog of the Year: Iain Dale’s Diary
International Politician of the Year: Barack Obama
Gaffe of the Year: George Osborne
Moment of the Year: Election of Obama
Hate Figure of the Year: George Osborne
Sexiest Male Politician of the Year: Bob Marshall-Andrews
Sexiest Female Politician of the Year: Yvette Cooper
Welsh/Scottish/Northern Irish Politician of the Year: Gordon Brown

Letters From A Tory said...

I'd like to nominate Gordon Brown for 'Gaffe of the Year', as apparently he mentioned something about saving the world recently?

Prodicus said...

On your other page you list 'Conservative Frontbencher of the Year who is not in the Shadow Cabinet'.

Offhand, I can't think of a single one.

Prodicus said...

There is something very weird going on here. I was considering 'Sexiest male politician' when an image of Bob Marshall Andrews swam into my mind and I could not get rid of it. In the same moment I began to doubt my sanity. Now I see that I am not alone. This is extremely worrying. Especially for Bob Marshall Andrews, I would think.

Dick the Prick said...

Paddy - are you alright lad? Is there anyone we should phone?

Darrell G said...

Iain,

Why can you nominate Lib Dem Blog of the year but not Labour or Conservative ones?? Just a question....

Iain Dale said...

Darrell, because I thought this was the best way of doing it. If I had separated Right of Centre from Conservative, it would have mean yet more categories, and there are far too many as it is!

Tory Boy said...

James Landale as the buffest broadcaster ...

Obnoxio The Clown said...

Politician of the Year: None
Minister of the Year: None
Worst Minister of the Year: All of them
Conservative MP of the Year (non front bench): John Redwood
Labour MP of the Year (non Minister): None of them.
LibDem MP of the Year: Who?
Minority Party MP of the Year: None of them.
Political Commentator/Columnist of the Year: Andrew Neill
Favourite Political TV Programme: Daily politics
Favourite Political Radio Programme: None
Broadcast Journalist of the Year: Please. Shoot the lot of them.
Print Journalist of the Year: Jeff Randall
Communicator of the Year: Not the Gorgon, obviously.
Campaigner of the Year: Eh?
Speech of the Year: None
Pressure Group of the Year: None
Think Tank of the Year: IEA
Peer of the Year: None
Humorist of the Year: Gorgon, for saving the world
Blog Personality of the Year: Iain Dale
Right Wing Blog of the Year: Mine
Left Wing Blog of the Year: Are there any?
LibDem Blog of the Year: Who?
Political Website of the Year (non blog): Pass
International Politician of the Year: Peer Steinbruck
Gaffe of the Year: Accidentally arresting an opposition for doing his job
Moment of the Year: Gaffe of the year
Hate Figure of the Year: Gorgon, Jacqboot, Bollocks, the Mumbler, Chipmunk ... the list is endless.
Sexiest Male Politician of the Year: Cleggover
Sexiest Female Politician of the Year: Theresa May, as long as she doesn't say anything.
Welsh/Scottish/Northern Irish Politician of the Year: Alex Tuna

jane said...

sexiest male politician of the year: Mark Field MP

wonkotsane said...

English politician of the year is missing

molesworth 1 said...

For what it's worth, I think Sky NEWS' Stuart Ramsay, reporting undercover all week from inside Zimbabwe, deserves some sort of award.

Ian said...

Some But not all

Politician of the Year- Boris Johnson
Minister of the Year: Peter Madelson
Worst Minister of the Year Gordon Brown
Conservative MP of the Year (non front bench)Dave Davis
Labour MP of the Year (non Minister)Tom Harris
LibDem MP of the Year John Hemming
Minority Party MP of the Year- Ian Paisley
Blog Personality of the Year-Guido
Right Wing Blog of the Year-Devil's Kitchen

International Politician of the Year Preident Elect Obama
Gaffe of the Year
Moment of the Year
Hate Figure of the Year
Sexiest Male Politician of the Year
Sexiest Female Politician of the Year- harriet Harman- (after her posing for Total Politics)
Welsh/Scottish/Northern Irish Politician of the Year Alex Salmond

Clean my Ass said...

DALE I NOMINATED IRFAN AHMED WHOS BLOGGER I READ AND U DID NOT PUT HIM IN THE POLL.

Iain Dale said...

First of all, the name is Iain.

Second of all, I asked for nominations. That did not guarantee inclusion. He didn't get enough nominations to warrant it.

Irfan Ahmed said...
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Irfan Ahmed said...

"Clean my ass",

I don't know who you are but Thank you for the nomination; it is not Iain's fault you were the only person nominating me (LOL)

Iain is a good man at heart so don’t go around shouting the odds without the facts!