Owen Jones is deserving left wing thinker of the year – whilst I come in at number 7

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Readers of Left Foot Forward have voted Owen Jones, academic and author of “Chavs: the Demonisation of the Working Class”, as the most influential leftwing thinker of the year 2010/11. He came ahead of Caroline Lucas, Tom Watson and Polly Toynbee to take the top spot.

The full results are listed below:

1) Owen Jones (Academic, author and commentator)

2)  Caroline Lucas (Leader of the Green Party)

3) Tom Watson (Media campaigner)

4) Polly Toynbee (Journalist)

5) Paul Krugman (Economist and opinion journalist)

6) Naomi Klein (Author and journalist)

7) Richard Murphy (Tax expert and blogger)

8) Ed Miliband (Leader of the opposition)

9) Ken Livingstone (Mayoral candidate)

10) Mehdi Hasan (Journalist)

11) Nick Davies (Guardian media journalist)

12) Ed Balls (Shadow chancellor)

13) Will Hutton (Author and commentator)

14) The Disability Rights Community

15) Barack Obama (US President)

16) Peter Tatchell (Human rights campaigner)

17) Nicholas Shaxson (Author, researcher and campaigner)

18) Maurice Glasman (Academic, author and lord)

19) Alex Salmond (First Minister of Scotland)

20) Tony Blair (Middle East peace envoy)

21) Andrew Simms (Policy director of New Economics Foundation)

22) Vince Cable (Business Secretary)

23) Neil Lawson (Chair of think tank Compass)

24) Anthony Painter (Researcher and theorist)

25) Bernard-Henri Levy (Philosopher and commentator)

26) Dani Rodrick  (Academic and tweeter)

27) Elizabeth Anderson (Philosopher)

28) Deborah Mattinson (Pollster)

29) Lane Kenworthy (Sociologist and blogger)

30) Jacob Hacker (Academic and author)

Congratulations to Owen and many thanks to those who voted for me.