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).

Read more by or more about , or .
This entry was posted in LDV Awards.
Bookmark the web address for this page or use the short url http://ldv.org.uk/17607 for Twitter and emails.

One Comment

One Trackback

Post a Comment

Lib Dem Voice welcomes comments from everyone but we ask you to be polite, to be on topic and to be who you say you are. You can read our comments policy in full here. Please respect it and all readers of the site.

If you are a member of the party, you can have the Lib Dem Logo appear next to your comments to show this. You must be registered for our forum and can then login on this public site with the same username and password.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

*
*
Please complete the name of this site, Liberal Democrat ...?




Recent Comments

  • User AvatarStephen Hesketh 25th Oct - 7:45pm
    As I commented at the time of the survey, I was extremely disappointed we were not offered a regional devolution question or option. Thinking about...
  • User AvatarJohn Grout 25th Oct - 7:44pm
    Christine, in this context BT stands for 'Better Together' not 'British Telecom'. :) Here's a link to the advert from the Better Together channel on...
  • User AvatarHelen Tedcastle 25th Oct - 7:40pm
    Charlie ' Much protest comes from people who do not want to make the effort to be useful. If one really wants to be be...
  • User AvatarSimon McGrath 25th Oct - 7:36pm
    Our opponents in disarray, competence staff fired, Labour in disarray. What's not to like ?
  • User Avatarpaul barker 25th Oct - 7:31pm
    One obvious possible reason is that the Anti-Clegg/We are all doomed campaign has been so succsessfull that no-one believes we can win anything anymore. The...
  • User AvatarCharlie 25th Oct - 7:15pm
    Helen Tadcastle Much protest comes from people who do not want to make the effort to be useful. If one really wants to be be...