Today we have announced the return of 30 To Watch: Politics, the only UK awards to recognise the best young talent in British Politics.
Entries are invited across eight ‘…To Watch’ categories: Commentator, Diversity/Inclusivity champion, Health champion, Issue campaigner, Local champion, Think tanker, Parliamentarian, and Political adviser.
For 2023, we have partnered with Total Politics Group – the trusted source of news, debate and expert insight on politics, government and public policy. Total Politics will help promote the awards and take part in the judging process.
The 30 to Watch: Politics awards develops our long-established 30 to Watch: Journalism awards, which have been running for 12 years.
Tim Snowball, Head of Public Affairs at MHP Group commented:
“With a General Election looming, all eyes are turning to the next generation of political talent. MHP are pleased to be launching the 2023 30 To Watch: Politics awards, to identify and celebrate impressive young people making an impact in the political world.
“We are delighted to have attracted the partnership of Total Politics, who will help raise the profile of these awards and maximise participation. We are also grateful to our other partners for supporting individual categories and taking part in the judging process.”
Mark Wallace, Chief Executive of Total Politics Group added
“Politics runs on the commitment, imagination and creativity of the people who make it happen, so it’s important to take the opportunity to recognise and applaud the very best. I’m constantly impressed by the rising talent whom I encounter through Total Politics Group’s media titles and events, right across the spectrum of British politics. I can’t wait to see which examples of innovation and dedication come to light through this year’s ’30 To Watch’ awards.
The 30 To Watch: Politics awards are free to enter, entries close Friday 27th October.
Other judges for the 2023 awards include Nusrat Ghani MP, Seema Malhotra MP, Tim Farron MP, Baroness Foster (Former First Minister of Northern Ireland), Claire Ellicott (Whitehall Editor at the Daily Mail), Lucy Aitkens (Group Director External Affairs at Sky), Dean Sabri (Head of UK Political Intelligence at Dods), and Rebecca Deegan (Founder and CEO of i have a voice).
Alongside Total Politics, the 2023 awards will have a range of category partners including Savanta, Dods Political Intelligence, DeepSeer, and I Have A Voice.
In 2022, winners included Jessica Barnard, Young Labour, George Holt, Young Conservative Network, Emma Roddick, Scottish Parliament, Tony Diver, The Telegraph and Leor Zmigrod, Cambridge University.
Nusrat Ghani MP
Business and Trade Minister
Chief Executive, Total Politics
David Lammy MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs
Seema Malhotra MP
Shadow Minister for Skills
Tim Farron MP
Shadow Minister for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
Former First Minister of Northern Ireland
Head of UK Political Intelligence, Dods Political Intelligence
Founder & CEO, I have a voice
Editor, London Playbook, Politico
Group Director External Affairs, Sky
Whitehall Editor, Daily Mail
CEO, Savanta Comres
Editor, Labour Uncut
By MHP Group
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