LDV readers vote Aung San Suu Kyi your Liberal Voice of the Year

Congratulations to Aung San Suu Kyi, who has won Liberal Democrat Voice’s fourth annual Liberal Voice of the Year award – an award which publicly acknowledges the campaigning work of non-Liberal Democrats in promoting liberal values.

She gained a plurality of votes, with 22%; the runner-up was Prime Minister David Cameron (assisted by some right-wing push-tweets), with 20%, followed by fellow Tory Ken Clarke, with 12%.

  • 22% (238 votes): Aung San Suu Kyi – for her courageous stand against political abuse in Burma
  • 20% (216): David Cameron – for his commitment to forming the Liberal-Conservative Coalition Government
  • 12% (128): Ken Clarke – for his humane approach to prisons policy
  • 11% (120): Julian Assange – for exposing state secrets to the full glare of publicity
  • 9% (96): Naomi Long – for becoming the first liberal to be elected to Westminster from Northern Ireland since 1914
  • 7% (82): Liu Xiaobo – for calling for political reforms and the end of communist one-party rule in China
  • 7% (74): Bob Ainsworth – for his controversial public call for the legalisation and regulation of all drugs
  • 5% (59): Barack Obama – for his reforming agenda, especially on healthcare
  • 4% (40): Bradley Manning – for for his single-minded belief in full disclosure by leaking US military secrets
  • 2% (21): Australian Democrats – for continuing to campaign for social liberalism
  • 1% (11): Binayak Sen – for his human rights activism in India
  • 1% (10: Andrew Wilkie – for his independent campaigning on civil and human rights in Australia
  • Total Votes: 1095. Poll ran: 1st-8th January 2011

Previous winners of the LDV Liberal Voice of the Year award:

2009: Peter Tatchell, international human rights campaigner.

2008: Campaigners on behalf of Jean Charles de Menezes (Justice4Jean.org) and Stockwell Shooting Inquest Jury.

2007: Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty.

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11 Comments

  • Don’t knock the right-wing push-tweets, you may find that, in by-elections in particular, you may need them more and more.

  • Congratulations to Aung San Suu Kyi – a much deserved victory as “Liberal Voice of the Year”.

    However, David Cameron and Ken Clarke in second and third places respectively … what a joke. Credibility of poll severely dented I fear. Julian Assange deserved to be runner-up, not a couple of reactionary old-school Tories.

  • Terry – I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.

    If it talks like a Liberal, and acts like a Liberal (and annoys its right wing greatly), then perchance we can assume it is a Liberal.

  • Clearly, it was compromise that brought a Tory in 2nd and 3rd. That’s what coalition is about!

  • I voted Ken Clarke for taking a real stand against his own government and insisting on a more humane and evidence-based system. That said I’m thrilled for Aung San Suu Kyi to win and slightly disappointed the results were skewed with the David Cameron business.

  • @Rich

    May I suggest you google “Ken Clarke BAT tobacco”. There’s a lot you could learn.

  • shouldn’t we present at the same time the forum’s result (ie the liberal-member only voting)

  • Patrick Smith 11th Jan '11 - 7:52am

    My vote went to Aung San Suu Kyi a woman who stands as a collusus in defending the Human Rights in Burma.

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