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Beyond the Conservative Party are…

  • think tanks who generate the policy ideas of tomorrow…
  • campaigning organisations that take up causes that are too difficult for the Tory Party…
  • thought-leaders who inspire young minds to become conservatives…
  • bloggers who tease authority and fact-check the media…
  • columnists who, without the need to be elected, uncompromisingly defend conservative ideas…
  • local heroes who fight heavy-handed public sector bureaucracies…

Parts of the conservative movement may sometimes find themselves at odds with the Conservative Party but, for most of the time, the movement’s long-term health is vital for the success of the Conservative Party.  The movement works in the world of ideas, activism and media – preparing the ground for the success of conservative causes like individual freedom, small government, religious liberty and the independence of the family.

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ConservativeHome.com’s Inaugural Awards will seek to recognise the heroes of the conservative movement and, by placing a particular emphasis on internet technologies, encourage a stronger and more dynamic movement.

The four stages of the Awards programme are described in the graphic on the right.  The programme will conclude in June at a ceremony in London where one of the awards will be presented by Iain Duncan Smith.

Stage one begins today with an invitation to readers of ConservativeHome to decide upon the awards categories.  Eight to ten categories appear a sensible number and some suggestions for categories are listed below:

  • A campaigning organisation…
  • A blogger…
  • A parliamentarian…
  • A columnist…
  • An author….
  • A think tank…
  • A broadcast programme…
  • A local hero…
  • An international achiever…
  • Wooden spoon of the year…

What do you think?

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