"I do think Michael Howard is somewhat unfairly maligned"
Michael Howard
Creative Commons AttributionMichael Howard - Credit: Steve Punter

 Michael Howard is a Conservative MP and former Home Secretary, responsible for policing and justice.  He was famously described by a fellow Tory minister as "having something of the night about him", and his Romanian roots have led to Dracula caricatures in the press.

He became leader of the Conservative party in 2003, and fought the 2005 general election with an aggressively anti-immigration platform  and the mildly spooky slogan, "Are you thinking what we're thinking?"  He didn't win.