UnlikelyallyThis sixth category in ConservativeHome’s inaugural awards programme is for an ‘Unlikely Ally’.

Through this award we are looking to recognise someone or some organisation who is not associated with the conservative movement (and may not want to be!) but has made a positive contribution to the idea of the family, smaller government, the nation state or some other principle dear to conservatives.

Charles Clarke, Patricia Hewitt and John Prescott have, of course, given generously to the cause of Conservatism in recent days but we are not thinking of awarding them.  We are looking to make a positive award…