Good news about Tim and Samantha

Can you predict how someone will vote from their first name?

YouGov has been busy analysing the political preferences of people with 130 different first names. And it seems that if you are called Tim then you are most likely to vote Lib Dem, if you are called Nick you don’t like Labour, and if you are Nigel you are least likely to vote Labour but prefer UKIP.

So far so good. But what about Samantha ? It seems she is very unlikely to vote Conservative and has switched to the Lib Dems.

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Now maybe we could use this data on Connect – it would save us an awful lot of canvassing.

 

 

* Mary Reid is a contributing editor on Lib Dem Voice. She was a councillor in Kingston upon Thames, where she is still very active with the local party, and is the Hon President of Kingston Lib Dems.

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6 Comments

  • Nick Collins 4th May '15 - 5:47pm

    I wonder if that accounts for Cleggie’s apparent preference for the Tories. But my name is Nick and I have voted Labour.

    Not many male names in the LibDem column, btw!

  • Keith Browning 4th May '15 - 7:17pm

    I think it just proves that the British .class system. is alive and well. I wonder who Princess Charlotte will vote for..?

  • I wish I had known this before agreeing to call my daughter June!

    Naturally my first choice wax Liberty

  • peter tyzack 5th May '15 - 9:59am

    ‘Clegg’s apparent preference for the Tories’ .. oh I do wish that supposed supporters would desist from reporting stuff they have read in the newspapers as though it were fact..!!

  • @Peter Mr Collins is a self declared Labour voter.

  • Lester Holloway 6th May '15 - 9:24am

    I would suggest a Kwame, a Chuka, a Priti or a Chi is just as likely to be elected.

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