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The July survey of grassroots Tory opinion is now live.  Click here to have your say.

In addition to the regular tracker questions on satisfaction with David Cameron and leading members of the shadow cabinet, panelists get the opportunity to decide which shortlisted individuals and organisations win the Inaugural Conservative Movement Awards.

The shortlists were drawn up by the Editor of ConservativeHome.com after a period of consultation.  The awards will be presented in September – in association with the new internet television station advertised here.

The individuals and organisations shortlisted for an award are listed below:

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BEST WRITING AWARD

  • Mark Steyn (for mercilessly and accurately exposing liberal pretensions)   
  • Matthew Parris (for humour and intelligence every Saturday)
  • The editorial in Sunday’s Business newspaper (as a weekly primer in conservatism)

OUTSTANDING PARLIAMENTARIAN AWARD

  • Richard Bacon MP (for helping to uncover Labour’s prisoner releases scandal)   
  • Nick Bourne AM (for coordinating defeats of Welsh Labour in the Cardiff Assembly)   
  • Roger Helmer MEP (for exposing corruption in Brussels)

‘ONE TO WATCH’ AWARD

  • The Cornerstone Group (for representing the Tory Party’s Eurosceptics and social conservatives)   
  • The Direct Democracy group and its localisation agenda
  • The Taxpayers Alliance (for putting the case for lower taxation on the national agenda)


UNLIKELY ALLY AWARD
   

  • Liberal Democrat MP Evan Harris (for his opposition to extreme animal ‘rights’ campaigners)
  • SNP MP Angus MacNeil (for bringing the loans-for-peerages scandal to the attention of Scotland Yard)
  • Frank Field MP (for his work on pensions, welfare and immigration)

BEST CAMPAIGN

  • The Taxpayers Alliance (for putting the case for lower taxation on the national agenda)
  • MigrationWatch (for highlighting the problem of immigration)
  • The David Cameron leadership campaign (for making an outsider candidate the Tory leader)

NEW TECHNOLOGY AWARD

  • ToryRadio (for its regular interviews of leading Conservative politicians)   
  • Grant Shapps MP (for getting 10,000 of his constituents on email)
  • Canada’s conservative bloggers (for exposing the corruption of the ruling Liberal Party)


TAXCUTTER AWARD

  • George W Bush (for cutting US taxation and powering the world economy)
  • Ivan Miklos, Slovakian Minister of Finance (for introducing an economy-boosting flat tax)
  • Wandsworth Council (for producing Britain’s lowest council tax for fourteen consecutive years)

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD

  • David Cameron (for putting environmentalism at the heart of the Conservative Party)
  • Ruth Lea, Bjorn Lomborg and other climate change sceptics
  • Prince Charles (for his support for organic farming and traditional architecture)

PATRIOT AWARD

  • British troops serving in Afghanistan and Iraq – for their courage and sense of duty
  • Liam Fox (for first proposing that Tory MEPs leave the EPP)
  • Philip Davies MP and the Tory backbenchers who want Britain to leave the EU


SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD

  • John Bercow (for championing the human rights of people in Burma and Darfur)
  • Frank Field (for championing welfare reform)
  • Iain Duncan Smith (for establishing the Centre for Social Justice)

All survey respondents can choose a ‘Don’t know / None of these’ option for each award category.

The Editor of ConservativeHome will also be presenting Lifetime and International Achievement Awards at the September ceremony.

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