LDV readers vote Peter Tatchell your Liberal Voice of the Year

Congratulations to Peter Tatchell, who has won Liberal Democrat Voice’s third annual Liberal Voice of the Year award – an award which publicly acknowledges the campaigning work of non-Liberal Democrats in promoting liberal values. Peter gained a plurality of votes, with 27%; the runner-up was author and journalist Ben Goldacre, with 20%.

Over 700 votes were cast, and the results were as follows:

  • 13% (93 votes) – Guy Herbert, general secretary of NO2ID, for his campaigning work against the database state;
  • 27% (193) – Peter Tatchell, for his tireless and fearless international human rights campaigning;
  • 14% (104) – Joanna Lumley, for her campaigning for justice on behalf of Gurkha veterans;
  • 2% (15) – Rory Stewart, for his straight-talking common sense on Afghanistan;
  • 10% (69) – Terry Pratchett, in recognition of the liberal, tolerant philosophy within his works of fiction;
  • 7% (51) – Henry Porter, co-founder of The Convention on Modern Liberty, for his campaigning work on liberty and civil rights;
  • 20% (145) – Ben Goldacre, author of Bad Science, for his satirical criticism of scientific inaccuracy;
  • 7% (50) – Alan Rusbridger, editor of The Guardian, and Twitter for defeating Trafigura’s super-injunction.
  • Total Votes: 720 Poll ran: 9th-17th January 2010

The two previous years’ Liberal Voice winners were Shami Chakrabati (2007) and the Campaigners on behalf of Jean Charles de Menezes (Justice4Jean.org) and Stockwell Shooting Inquest Jury (2008).

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