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General Election 2015: Paddy Power’s alternative poll to what UK voters really think of the candidates

by Ben | March 23, 2015

A study of 2,000 people commissioned by Paddy Power has revealed an alternative insight into what voters really think ahead of the May 7 polling day.

Rather than focusing on the same old tired policies – we’ve cut to the chase to give the electorate the lowdown on the candidates before they cast their vote including:

  • Which politician would be most handy in a fist fight?
  • Which MP would you pick last to play for your five-a-side team?
  • Which politician would you trust the least to spend a night with your wife?
  • Which political figure would you most like to throw an egg at?
  • Which MP would you most like to spend a 50 Shades of Grey moment with?

Let the battle of the political pugilists commence!

Political heavyweight

John Prescott - politics
While UKIP’s leader Nigel Farage was backed to get the better of Labour leader Ed (Miliband) and Prime Minister Dave (Cameron) in a punch up, Labour heavyweight John Prescott best known for his Rumble in Rhyl, was the overall belt-holder with almost 40 per cent of the votes.

A bit of a Pickle

Eric Pickles - Politics

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Poor Eric Pickles will be jarred off after more than 50 per cent of those surveyed said they’d pick the Tory MP last in a football team – although the position of fat goalie wasn’t given as an option.

Remarkably, London Mayor Boris ‘BoJo’ Johnson  (not to be mistaken for Argentinian footy star Rojo) would be picked ahead of the more athletic Miliband and Farage. Unsurprisingly, the Liberal Democrats’ leader and ultimate ‘team player’ Nick Clegg, was first MP on the team sheet.

Boom Boom Boris

Boris Johnson Politics

A headboard-banging 40 per cent of respondents said that ‘BoJo’ – famous for his love child and numerous affairs – was the least trustworthy while bizarrely, certified philander Prescott was judged to be virtually no threat at all.

Interestingly, squeaky-clean David Cameron was adjudged to be less trust worthy when it comes to a quickie with the missus than former home secretary David Blunkett, whose wandering eye put paid to his days as an MP.

Making plans for Nigel

Nigel Farage Egg

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It was tight at the top for the dubious honour of being the politician that people most wanted to throw an egg at.

Ultimately free-range Farage pipped couped-up Cameron in the most eggciting battle for first place since Sergio Egguero won the Premier League title for Man City with his last-gasp goal v QPR in 2012.

Obeying the Party whip 

Gloria De Piero

Former topless model and current Shadow Minister for Women and Equality, Gloria De Piero, spanked the competition as the most in demand MP to have a 50 Shades of Grey moment with.

It was dark reading for Farage who could only attract 1 per cent of the votes.

So there you have it. Paddy Power asking the difficult questions that Jeremy Paxman wouldn’t. We’ll wait excitedly in our lucky pants to receive our first invite on to Question Time.

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