Saturday, April 12, 2008

Have You Ever Slept With an MP?

Looks as though MPs and local councillor are having a right old time, according to the Sex Survey more than 2,300 of you took part in last week. If my maths are correct, this means that about 2,000 of you have slept with an MP and about 5,000 of you have slept with a local councillor (based on the blog having a readership of around 55,000). Now, bearing in mind there are forty times as many councillors as MPs, it just goes to show that the higher up the political scale you are, the more attractive you are to others.

Have you ever slept with a local councillor?

Labour 16.4%
LibDems 15.4%
SNP/Plaid 15.1%
Conservatives 9.4%
Floating Voters 7.4%
UKIP 6.2%

Have you ever slept with an MP?

SNP/Plaid 11.1%
Labour 6.1%
LibDems 3.6%
Conservatives 3.6%
UKIP 3.1%
Floating Voters 1.4%


I've excluded the BNP & Greens as the proportions were too high to be believable.

17 comments:

Miss Wagstaff said...

Does this mean that you've given up hope of being an MP?

Don't!!!

Anonymous said...

The Nats look like they are having a rare old time.

To top it off there's a poll in today's Sunday Herald showing independence becoming the favoured option.

tapestry said...

Getting actually to the top probably has the opposite effect. Courtiers play courtship. The king stands aloof.

Nicholas said...

Not yet but I want to sleep with Ed Vaizey, he's quite handsome you know... :)

simon said...

I think too many rent-boys from the london/westminster/winchester area may have contributed to your poll Iain!

Unsworth said...

'Slept' is not the operative term...

The Heresiarch said...

You seem to be assuming that those who participated in the survey are representative of your readership as a whole. I should have words with Peter Kellner if I were you.

Apart from anything else, self-selected sex surveys always bring out the extraverts, the boasters and the liars.

Still, tremendous fun.

eddie said...

I think, if it wasn't obvious already, that all the respondents to your poll lied.

Anonymous said...

There is hope for you yet, Iain !!

Tony Sharp said...

"Now, bearing in mind there are forty times as many councillors as MPs, it just goes to show that the higher up the political scale you are, the more attractive you are to others."

It could just be that MPs have a lot more scope for entertaining on expenses, time on their hands and get a lot of use out of those second homes...

jane said...

but some of us are couples. Hence, I have not slept with an MP but my husband has, because I was one for eight years. We have both slept with councillors because we both were councillors. But it's a bit like those surveys that say 1% of people at the opera are working class. I imagine the 1% are the rough trade there with older opera-loving boyfriends.

Philipa said...

Iain your post is confusing - you ask if people have slept with an MP and then label the post 'sex' - since when has sleeping with an MP meant having sex with them? Ask their wives! Mp's have, I'm sure, had sex many times without sleeping, or indeed lying down, undressing etc. etc...

Chris Paul said...

The SNP/Plaid figure is one out of just nine respondents. Assuming Angus' Teine problem is not represented we simply have an MP spouse answering? You didn't filter the marrieds and livings as from your survey. Nor did you specify whether the cllr or MP had to be one when they were bedded.

Iain Dale said...

Chris Paul, Would you mind telling me how you came up with a figure of 9 respondents? It is just so far off the mark as to be laughable.

Anonymous said...

when you say "slept with an MP" I assumed you meant "f****d over by an MP" but perhaps you meant had sex with one. Not quite the same thing so could explain the high figures.

Anonymous said...

Jane said
"I imagine the 1% are the rough trade there with older opera-loving boyfriends."

how ill informed. my bit of opera rough trade is at least 5 years older than me.

keyhole kate said...

I've slept with lots of MPs - nodded off in the public gallery