Up and coming politicians?

As we get down to business in the Slugger Awards, I’,m giong to highlight some of the sectors where we could do with a few more nominations. Up and coming politician has got to be one of the more important, since it’s here we’d like to identify the next generation of political leaders across the parties. Or even just those who have been doing good work, but not getting picked up in the news stories. The old thread is here, but comments will be open below for additions. Adds: Below the fold….One other thing. I’ve noticed that there are a few councillors who have been nominated in the ‘up and coming politican’ category that will probably be outshone. But – if you nominated a councillor in that category, have a think about whether they could be shifted into the Councillor of the year award?

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty