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March 02, 2010

Stephen Fry for PM!

or maybe Simon Cowell....???????????????

Fry is top prime minister choice
(UKPA) – 10 hours ago

Stephen Fry was the most popular choice for prime minister in a survey which found fewer than one in 10 young people thinks politicians can be trusted.

The Children's Society poll of more than 1,000 11- to 25-year-olds found 30 per cent believed the QI host would be the best prime minister, compared to 21 per cent who chose one of the current party leaders.

Simon Cowell came in third with 16 per cent of the votes.

Tony Blair and Boris Johnson polled only two votes each and Richard Branson scraped just five (one per cent). Nine young people chose themselves (one per cent).

Bob Reitemeier, chief executive of The Children's Society, said: "The next government clearly has a lot of work to do to restore young people's confidence in politicians.

"We must all work to create a political system which is relevant and responsive to the interests of the generation who will ultimately be relied upon to carry it forward."

:: 1,006 people aged 11 to 25 took part in the online poll carried out by NFP Synergy in November last year.


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