More than half of motorists wouldn't want to be driven to an important event by any of the party leaders standing for election, a new poll has discovered. The research, carried out by Allianz Insurance has found that 53 per cent of respondents wouldn’t want any of the key MPs heading up parties at the upcoming election to drive them anywhere, reports the Press Association.
The least unpopular political figure, though, was London mayor Boris Johnson, with 20 per cent of the 2,000 respondents to the survey choosing him as their preferred driver. Coming in second spot was prime minister David Cameron, who received 9.25 per cent of the vote, while leader of UKIP, Nigel Farage gaining 7.85 per cent of the total.
Lower down in the list was Labour leader Ed Miliband with 6.4 per cent, while Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg floundered with a mere 3.3 per cent of the vote. The popularity of different leaders varied dramatically around the country, however. While Londoners were keenest to share a ride with a politician, with just 40 per cent voting for “none of the above” that figure rose to 69 per cent in Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland also proved unfriendly towards Nick Clegg, who received no votes at all, though he polled best in East Anglia with 5.5 per cent of the vote. Meanwhile, David Cameron was most popular in London (13.17 per cent) though he gained just 6.35 per cent of votes in Northern Ireland.
On the other hand, Ed Miliband managed to gain 13.13 per cent of votes in the West Midlands though he received barely one per cent in north east England. Nigel Farage, however, gained nearly 11 per cent in south east England but just 4.76 per cent in Scotland.
Whether these votes have any relation to the upcoming general election, however, remains to be seen…