James Forsyth

More voters want Delia Smith as the next Chancellor than Ed Balls

More voters want Delia Smith as the next Chancellor than Ed Balls
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Tucked away in today’s YouGov poll is a rather amusing question about who voters think would make the best Chancellor if Alistair Darling were to step down. Perhaps unsurprisingly considering the current anti-political mood, the politicians don’t do particularly well. Sir Alan Sugar tops the list at 21 percent, followed by Sir Philip Green at 11 percent with Gordon Brown coming in third. Rather embarrassingly for Ed Balls, who is said to covet the job, he comes in dead last behind both Jack Straw and Delia Smith. Although to be fair to Balls, he does beat Green and Smith among Labour voters.

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James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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