NEW POLL: Who is your Liberal Voice of the Year?

by Stephen Tall on January 9, 2010

Ten days ago, in the dying days of the last decade, LDV launched our search for the Liberal Voice of 2009, to find the non-Lib Dem individual or group which has had the biggest impact on liberalism in this country in the past 12 months.

Our thanks to all who put forward nominations, all of which were considered carefully by the LDV editorial collective, which has agreed to short-list the following (in no particular order):

  • Guy Herbert, general secretary of NO2ID, for his campaigning work against the database state;
  • Peter Tatchell, for his tireless and fearless international human rights campaigning;
  • Joanna Lumley, for her campaigning for justice on behalf of Gurkha veterans;
  • Rory Stewart, for his straight-talking common sense on Afghanistan;
  • Terry Pratchett, in recognition of the liberal, tolerant philosophy within his works of fiction;
  • Henry Porter, co-founder of The Convention on Modern Liberty, for his campaigning work on liberty and civil rights;
  • Ben Goldacre, author of Bad Science, for his satirical criticism of scientific inaccuracy;
  • Alan Rusbridger, editor of The Guardian, and Twitter for defeating Trafigura’s super-injunction.

To vote, please use the poll on the right-hand side of the page. And please feel free to use the comments thread to debate the relative merits of the short-listed Liberal Voice of the Year candidates …