by Stephen Tall on December 14, 2006
So I tried to think of something Lib Dem-themed, and not tedious. (Tory/Labour-readers: insert your own punch-line here.) This is what I came up with…
Two polls to find out who you think is the sexiest female Lib Dem, and who is the sexiest male Lib Dem. (See the right-hand menu.)
My short-list selection criteria were pretty arbitrary and utterly surface. Those whom I have ungraciously overlooked this year have 12 months in which to make themselves appear more attractive. These two might help.
Vote early, vote once, vote honest. (Sorry it’s not being run under STV.) And, please remember, it’s just a bit of fun…
(Click on the name to see a picture if – shame on you – you’ve no idea what they look like.)
Who do you think is the sexiest female Lib Dem?
- Honor Blackman – former Bond girl (the one and only Pussy Galore), and keen party activist.
- Baroness Falkner of Margravine – Lib Dem peer, who speaks for the party on home affairs.
- Lynne Featherstone MP – the party’s blogging queen, and Nick Clegg’s No 2.
- Julia Goldsworthy MP – proved her fitness both on C4’s The Games, and as Vince Cable’s deputy.
- Baroness Scott of Needham Market – Lib Dem peer, and former leader of Suffolk County Council.
- Jo Swinson MP – the youngest MP in the House of Commons, and Shadow Scottish Secretary.
- Sarah Teather MP – formerly the youngest MP in the House of Commons; still the joint shortest.
- Kirsty Williams AM – Welsh Assembly member, and former deputy president of the Welsh Lib Dems.)
- Jenny Willott MP – first female MP for Cardiff, and youth affairs spokeswoman.
Who do you think is the sexiest male Lib Dem?
- Ben Abbotts – near-victor in the former safe Tory seat of Bromley. He may never live this photo down, though.
- Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon – former party leader, former marine – still an action man.
- Jeremy Browne MP – the victor of Taunton, and No 2 in the foreign affairs team.
- Sir Menzies Campbell MP – party leader and pin-striped radical… but is he a pin-up?
- Nick Clegg MP – shadow Home Secretary, “next leader”, and housewives’ favourite.
- Nicol Stephen MSP – deputy First Minister of Scotland; formerly the youngest councillor in Scotland.
- Matthew Taylor MP – former Shdow Chancellor, he remained the youngest MP for a decade, between 1987 and 1997.
- John Thurso MP – first hereditary peer to sit in the Commons without first renouncing his title. Champion moustache-wearer.
- Stephen Williams MP – third time lucky in Bristol West, he is now further and higher education spokesman.
PS: if anyone knows how I can get the polls ‘aligned right’ in the blogger template, please ping me an e-mail.