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Libel Reform Hustings poll - the results
22 Apr 2010
BY EMILY BUTSELAAR

The ballots are in, they’ve been badly counted and the winner of last night’s completely unscientific poll is Dr Evan Harris, the Liberal Democrats science spokesman*

1. Who do you think defended freedom of speech the best?

Michael Wills — Labour                  2
Evan Harris — Liberal Democrat   55
Dominic Grieve — Conservative     12

2. Whose proposed reforms of our libel laws were you most favourable to?

Michael Wills —- Labour               2
Evan Harris — Liberal Democrat  58
Dominic Grieve — Conservative    9

3. Whose arguments did you find the most convincing?

Michael Wills —- Labour                 3
Evan Harris — Liberal Democrat   52
Dominic Grieve — Conservative      15

***This is in no way an endorsement of any political party by Index on Censorship

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