Monday, 12 November 2007

AM.PM...and the winner is

This morning, David Cornock reminded us that a political award ceremony is virtually upon us. It's the annual AM.PM awards, and the winners will be announced live on the BBC programme of that name on December 5. A panel of experts, made up of pundits from the programme, will decide the winners.

The categories are:

  • Politician of the Year;

  • Newcomer of the Year;

  • Communicator of the Year;

  • Campaigner of the Year;

  • Most Outspoken.
Votes are required from the public for the new categories this year, which are:
  1. Most overrated AM/MP;

  2. Most invisible Cabinet Minister;

  3. Politician most likely to talk about policy rather than coalition/constitution;

  4. Most sycophantic politician during plenary;

  5. Politician most likely to be dragged from the Senedd and flogged on the entrance steps;

  6. Politician most likely to have done more for policy than any member of the Cabinet; and

  7. Politician most likely to have nearly understood what's going on with the budget.
Answers on a postcard c/o National Assembly for Wales/Palace of Westminster. It's anyone's guess what the prize will be. Miss Wagstaff guesses that it could be an all expenses paid trip to the Senedd and meal for two in the new restaurant. My frock is ready, I just need to find a postage stamp.


Anonymous 13 November 2007 at 10:40  

(1) Brian Gibbons/Irene James (2) Brian Gibbons (3) Huw Lewis (4) Lesley Griffiths (5)Leanne Wood (6) Jonathan Morgan (7) Alun Cairns

Southpaw Grammar 13 November 2007 at 17:59  

As a returning blogger, can i state that this blog is excellent and hope we can link swap.

James 13 November 2007 at 18:53  

Brian Gibbons covers 1, 2, and 5.

Caronwen 14 November 2007 at 09:31  

Unfortunately, given that most of them are overrated or not rated at all I'm stuck on number one.

Anonymous 14 November 2007 at 10:31  

1. Adam Price.
2. Brian Gibbons.
3. Huw Lewis or Peter Black.
4. Alun Davies.
5. Rhodri Glyn Thomas.
6. Huw Lewis or Jonathan Morgan.
7. David Melding.

Glyn Davies 14 November 2007 at 22:03  

Newcomer of the year - Darren Millar without any doubt.

Anonymous 15 November 2007 at 08:42  

1. Adam Price
2. Well, probably most of them, I guess we should nominate Carwyn Jones for pretending not to be a Cabinet Minister when he wants to be his other job. Obviously they wouldn't want to break the law would they.
3.Trish Law or Peter Black
4. Alun Davies
5. Lynn Neagle (having got her staff to phone various dodgy numbers to arrange it first)
6. Anyone in the Lib dems or Tories (Ie. outside the Government)
7. Any Council leader (they understood they were getting screwed)

Miss Wagstaff 15 November 2007 at 11:12  

Glyn - I agree. Darren Millar has been the most impressive of the newcomers. It's a delight to see, particularly as a large percentage of AMs seem to take their seat and position for granted.

Anon - Some excellent choices, especially the humorous comments about Carwyn Jones and council leaders. Made me laugh over breakfast.

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