Who’s your Liberal Voice of 2009?

LDV wants to find out who our readers think merits the title Liberal Voice of the Year 2009, and we’ll be running a New Year poll to find the individual or group in British politics which has most inspired you in the last year. But, as is our traditional little twist, we want to look outside the Liberal Democrats – and find the greatest liberal who’s not a member of our party.

So, who would you pick? It could be a member of another political party, or one of the majority of Britons who belong to no party; or a group of people, or an organisation, which campaigns for liberal values. It could even be someone who isn’t British themselves, but has had a big impact on liberalism in this country in 2009. And what should qualify as “a liberal”? You decide …

Let us know your nominations in the comments – and feel free to start debating different candidates’ merits – and our poll will shortly be live for you to choose LDV’s Liberal Voice of the Year.

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


2007:
Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty.

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

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  • Martin Land 28th Dec '09 - 6:59pm

    Shami again, isn’t it? To reflect another thread why doesn’t Nick give her our next peerage?

  • My support is for Henry Porter, for his tireless campaigning against the database state and his role in organising February 2009’s excellent Convention on Modern Liberty.

    I’d nominate Guy Herbert of No2ID, but as a co-ordinator I might be seen as partisan.

  • Ian Hislop for Private Eye’s dogged exposing of all sorts of things?

  • Lester Holloway 30th Dec '09 - 9:45pm

    Ariane Sherine, for her atheist bus campaign. She took on the church, who disapproved of the very fact that she said there might not be a God – a victory in itself.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2009/nov/18/atheist-bus-campaign

  • How about Twitter and the Blogosphere, for trafigura? :P

    In all seriousness though, this should go to Simon Singh or those working on his cause (i.e. skeptical bloggers, Goldacre, Dawkins, Sense about Science, Jack of Kent etc).

    Or Richard Wilkinson for his work on public health and inequality?

    Or maybe you could honour those who tried but sadly failed in their efforts like the G20 protesters or the climate change protesters?

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