Press Release: April 14, 2010
To commemorate the impending General Election, the UKs leading takeaway website www.Just-Eat.co.uk asked more than 2,400 members of the public to list the UK politicians theyd most like to have a takeaway with, in the style of the age old who would you invite to a dinner party? question.
A study of 2,413 British adults has found that Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher are the perfect political pair from the past or present, according to the UKs leading takeaway website Just-Eat.co.uk, with Nelson Mandela voted the international politician Brits would most like to pick the brains of.
When asked the multi-answer question, which politician, alive or dead would you most like to share a takeaway with? which included a short biography of each politician alongside it, Brits were united in their decision that former Conservative Wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill would be their number one choice of takeaway partner.
The top ten UK politicians, past or present that respondents most wanted to share a takeaway with are;
1. Winston Churchill 81%
2. Margaret Thatcher 76%
3. Mo Mowlam 72%
4. Harold Macmillan 67%
5. Neville Chamberlain 64%
6. Ted Heath 60%
7. David Lloyd George 52%
8. Michael Heseltine 49%
9. Tony Benn 44%
10. Aneurin Bevan 42%
Clement Attlee, who led the Labour party between 1935 and 1955, serving as the countrys Prime Minister after the Second World War from 1945 to 1951 came eleventh in the list of great politicians.
When asked, which International politician, past or present would you most like to share a takeaway with?, more than 90% of Brits said theyd like to sit down to a takeaway meal with former South African President and anti-apartheid campaigner Nelson Mandela, who was closely followed by former American President Abraham Lincoln with 85%.
Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of USSR and recipient of the 1990 Nobel Peace Prize took third position, with four fifths of Brits admitting theyd like to pick his brains over a takeaway.
1. Nelson Mandela 92%
2. Abraham Lincoln 85%
3. Mikhail Gorbachev 82%
4. George Washington 74%
5. John F. Kennedy 71%
6. Barack Obama 69%
7. Bill Clinton 67%
8. Mara Eva Duarte de Pern (Evita) 63%
9. Fidel Castro 59%
10. Jacques Chirac 52%
David Buttress, UK Managing Director of Just-Eat had the following to say,
Whether youre a fan or not, politics affects all of us, and with the General Election fast approaching, we wanted to investigate the politicians, past or present, the British public would most like to sit down for a takeaway with.
Winston Churchill was always going to be a frontrunner, so the interest for us lay in how close The Iron Lady of politics was to being the number one takeaway partner! This list can essentially be taken as a top ten of the greatest UK politicians past and present.
The race to Number 10 is heating up, but time will tell whether or not the current crop of politicians will be considered for lists like this in years to come!
For further information, or to speak to Just-Eat, please contact Rich Leigh, of 10 Yetis Public Relations Agency on 01452 348 211, firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @goodandbadpr
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