Margaret Thatcher voted female politician Brits would most like to share a takeaway with

Margaret Thatcher has been voted the female politician Brits would most like to share a takeaway with, whilst Nelson Mandela tops the International poll.

To commemorate the impending General Election, the UK’s leading takeaway website asked more than 2,400 members of the public to list the UK politicians they’d 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 UK’s leading takeaway website, 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 country’s 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 they’d 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 they’d 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.    María Eva Duarte de Perón (Evita) – 63%

9.    Fidel Castro – 59%

10.  Jacques Chirac – 52%

David Buttress, UK Managing Director of Just-Eat had the following to say,

“Whether you’re 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.”

He continued,

“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, or on Twitter @goodandbadpr


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