Clegg wins the ‘Mumsnet vote’

Back in January, Nick Clegg took part in an online chat with the readers of Mumsnet. It seems to have paid off, according to today’s Times:

The Liberal Democrats have won the Mumsnet vote, according to a poll for the parenthood website.

Nick Clegg was supported by 43 per cent of members of the network, compared with 26 per cent supporting Gordon Brown and 22 per cent David Cameron. Five per cent did not know whom to support.

The poll of 1,000 Mumsnet users — who have been wooed assiduously during the general election campiagn — found that 40 per cent thought the Liberal Democrat leader the best performer in Thursday’s television debate. The Prime Minister came second, on 31 per cent, with the Tory leader trailing on 29 per cent.

In a focus group of Mumsnet users, organised by The Times, Rebecca said that Mr Clegg had been “impressive and direct” in the TV debates. “The debates have opened things up a lot and made people question why we have such a two-party stranglehold,” she said.

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One Comment

  • sue wakefield 1st May '10 - 2:03pm

    I just think that if each of the party’s have got to make drastic cuts in the near future, I would rather it happen with a bit more money in mine and my husbands wage packet from not paying tax on the first 10,000 we earn. Also the extra money we have is likely to be spent on goods so will be invested back into the economy – this makes so much sense. I also have young children and think there chances of a decent education will be increased with smaller class sizes. This is why I am voting for Lib Dems and I really, really hope that they win.

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