Jeremy Corbyn, Nigel Farage or Boris Johnson? Here's who you chose to be the next Prime Minister

By Conor Matchett
Monday, 08 April, 2019, 16:42
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is in the running to be the next Prime Minister (Photo: Stefan Rousseau - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

With Theresa May's time in office looking like it is on its last legs, we asked you who you wanted to see as our next Prime Minister.

Nearly 11,000 people took part in our poll, which gave the options of the front runners in the Tory leadership race, the opposition leader, and other high profile politicians.

1. Jeremy Corbyn - 58%

The Labour leader received by far the highest number of votes in our poll with over 6,000 votes.

Leader of the opposition since 2015 despite being challenged for the top job in the party by Owen Smith in 2016, Corbyn favours policies such as re-nationalising the railways and the water companies.

However, the Islington MP has also been accused of not dealing with anti-semitism allegations in his party seriously enough.

2. Other - 10%

More than 1,000 - or 10 per cent of voters in our poll - were not happy with any of the options presented to them.

3. Nigel Farage - 8%

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The former UKIP leader has never been an MP but gained more than 600 votes in our poll.

The pro-Brexit, anti-EU, right wing politician who has sat as an MEP on the European Parliament for 25 years, is now the leader of the Brexit Party.

He would need to be elected to the House of Commons as an MP before being considered for the top job, with the Brexit Party - which did not exist until this year - also needing to unseat more established parties before he could become Prime Minister.

4. Boris Johnson - 7%

The former mayor of London has been accused as gaffe-prone and damaging to the reputation of the UK while he was foreign secretary.

Johnson resigned in 2018 over the Chequers Agreement, where the cabinet agreed a forward plan for Brexit, and has been a critic of Theresa May ever since.

A favourite for the Tory party leadership, he would need to win a leadership contest and, most likely, a general election before he became Prime Minister.

5. Jacob Rees-Mogg - 4%

The hardline Brexiteer favours a no deal Brexit and is popular with the grassroots of the Tory party. However, his views on gay marriage and his wish to repeal the human rights act has drawn criticism.

He is unlikely to win any leadership race unless his grassroots support forces him to run.