Liberal Democrats the sexiest party, apparently…

Well, you thought we were all about constitutions and Focus leaflets, didn’t you? Well, the Mirror reports that, apparently, Liberal Democrat supporters have the most adventurous sex lives of all political supporters. This all comes from a book to be published next week called Sex, lies and the ballot box: 50 things you need to know about British elections by Philip Cowley and Robert Ford. That’ll be winging its way to my Kindle on Tuesday. I’ll let you know what I think of it in due course.

I’m sorry if this is too delicate a subject for this time in the morning and if you have choked on your Corn Flakes, I hope you got your breath back quickly.

I’m going to bring the temperature back down a little bit because I do have a few problems with the article. The biggest is that it talks about people of a different ethnicity or transgender people as if they are some sort of sexual adventure.  For heavens sake, we are talking about human beings, here.

Then they gratuitously post a picture of Labour’s Karen Danczuk, labelling her an MP.

And they trot out the erroneous Nick Clegg 30 women nonsense again. For the last time, he did not ever say he slept with 30 women.

I find myself completely unsurprised by the findings that UKIP supporters have the most uninspiring sex lives. Can’t think why, apart from the fact that their politicians have the most appalling views about equality.

There is a poll at the bottom of the article which at the time of writing had 51% of respondents saying that the Liberal Democrats were the sexiest party.

If only that would transfer into votes…



* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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  • Eddie Sammon 26th Oct '14 - 11:03am

    The article doesn’t mention the Greens! I’m predicting dullness. I predict the SNP would be aggressive, not sure about Plaid, but if it is anything to go by the Welsh Assembly then probably quite polite. 🙂

  • peter tyzack 27th Oct '14 - 9:36am

    Nick was ill-advised to even answer such a private question..
    Any politician asked a personal question, about their choice of underwear or their sexual encounters should either remain silent … or use it as an invitation to launch into an expose of our policy on the exploitation of garment workers in Asian sweatshops, or our proposals for controlling criminality in the sex-trade.

  • Don’t worry. I don’t eat corn flakes.

  • Alex Macfie 27th Oct '14 - 1:34pm

    ” it talks about people of a different ethnicity or transgender people as if they are some sort of sexual adventure” Indeed; the article conflates several separate things; for instance, whether you would “sleep with” someone of a different ethnicity is an indicator of racial attitudes, not sexual attitudes. One might prefer a monogamous lifestyle while not caring about the ethnicity of your partner. Conversely, there are those who sleep around with people of any ethnicity but when it comes to settling down will only consider someone of their own tribe.

  • Erm.. no

    Very few people would disclose how kinky they really are. Particularly in political and lobbying circles. Some people have more to lose than others.

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