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Basil Fawlty, David Brent and Hyacinth Bucket would vote Tory --- Postman Pat and Fireman Sam would vote Labour

By Matthew Barrett
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YouGov have an amusing poll out today, showing how the public think some of Britain's best-known fictional characters would vote. I have summarised the results below:

Fawlty ToryTory-voting characters

  • Basil Fawlty
  • Alan Partridge
  • David Brent (The Office)
  • Hyacinth Bucket (Keeping Up Appearances)
  • Victory Meldrew (One Foot In The Grave)
  • Ian Beale (Eastenders)
  • Ken Barlow (Coronation Street)
  • Mike Baldwin (Coronation Street)

Labour voters:

  • Del Boy Trotter (Only Fools And Horses)
  • Jim Royle (The Royle Family)
  • Smithy (Gavin and Stacey)
  • Postman Pat
  • Fireman Sam
  • Dot Cotton (Eastenders)
  • Pat Butcher (Eastenders)
  • Phil Mitchell (Eastenders)
  • Jack Duckworth (Coronation Street)
  • Vera Duckworth (Coronation Street)

Other parties:
  • Geraldine Granger (The Vicar of Dibley): Lib Dem
  • Doctor Who: Green

Full tables for the poll are available here (pdf).


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