The Nation’s Number One

22 Dec
December 22, 2012

Boris StrataForget the Prime Minister, the Labour leader or Nick Clegg (as many people already have): Boris has been voted the nation’s favourite politician.

The Daily Star reports that the London Mayor ‘topped a festive poll on who the country wants to see more of in 2013′.

Boris took 30% of the online vote for MSN, with Labour leader Ed Miliband taking second place ahead of the Prime Minister, who polled just 10%. The newspaper also reports that ‘there was another unwanted Christmas present for Mr Cameron as he won the gong for the politician we least want to see next year.’

Apparently, Boris’ popularity is highest in Bristol (pretty much an anagram of Boris, a ‘t’ and ‘l’ notwithstanding. Makes perfect sense.)

While he may be the most popular politician, the PM was voted Britain’s most influential person ahead of Boris. However, the Daily Star suggests that ‘he stands to lose that in 2013 to mum-to-be Princess Kate and Prince William.’

MSN UK executive editor Pete Clifton said: “The success of the Games, plus headline-generating gaffes such as the infamous zipwire incident, have propelled Boris Johnson into the heart of the nation’s consciousness.

“Brits still can’t get enough of the man, but do they want him running their country? The fact he doesn’t feature as an influential figure for 2013 indicates otherwise.”

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Elvetham Heath