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IN: Burmese opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.
Wife of the Prime Minister, Cherie Blair.
FULL RESULTS: Click on the link in the right hand column.

In 2002 for our traditional end-of-year poll, we asked listeners to vote for the individual they thought most deserving of honorary status as a British citizen and the individual they felt most deserved to have it revoked.

There was an open nomination process in which you put forward the names of foreigners you believed personify everything we want Britain to be, as well as those you feel we could do without (we received 15000 nominations in both categories via email, telephone and text message).

Of those cited in the open nomination process, two people (one-in, one-out) received around 50% of the nominations in their category and so would have been certain to dominate the final vote as well. They were IN: Nelson Mandela, and OUT: Tony Blair. So to make the final vote more interesting we gave you those two as a bonus.

Nelson Mandela in, Tony Blair out.

A final shortlist of 10 nominees (5 in, 5 out) was then voted on by listeners between Boxing Day and New Year's Eve, with 15500 votes received over that period.

Click on the link to the right to read more about the nominees in each category and see the final percentage of the votes they received.

Thanks to everyone who took part in One-In, One-Out.

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IN: Aung San Suu Kyi     OUT: Cherie Blair

Listen to - Dominic Arkwright suggests some foreigners we might like to adopt.

Listen to - Harold Pinter tells us why he thinks Noam Chomsky should be given a British passport.

Listen to - PY Gerbeau's One-in, One-out nomination.

Listen to - The Dead Ringers team's 'One-in, One-out' nomination. (23/12/2002)

Listen to - The one-in, one-out nominations are revealed.

Listen to - Hear how some listeners voted in the one-in, one-out poll.

Listen to - Shane Warne graciously accepts the Today listeners nomination for the Australian Cricket team to be given honorary passports.

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