Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
October 22, 2014, 11:33:30 pm
HomePredMockPollEVCalcAFEWIKIHelpLogin Register
News: Don't forget to get your 2013 Gubernatorial Endorsements and Predictions in!

+  Atlas Forum
|-+  General Discussion
| |-+  History (Moderator: True Federalist)
| | |-+  Best looking major party leaders in UK general elections
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: Best looking major party leaders in UK general elections  (Read 583 times)
Phony Moderate
Obamaisdabest
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 8256
United States


View Profile
« on: June 14, 2012, 04:59:20 pm »
Ignore

Why not? Tongue By "major" I mean the Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrat/Liberal/Alliance/etc leaders.

1945 - Sinclair by default
1950 - Davies by default
1951 - Ditto
1955 - Eden
1959 - Macmillan
1964 - Wilson
1966 - Heath
1970 - Thorpe
February 1974 - Thorpe
October 1974 - Thorpe
1979 - Steel
1983 - Steel
1987 - Steel
1992 - Ashdown (there seems to be a trend here....Tongue )
1997 - Blair
2001 - Blair
2005 - Blair
2010 - Clegg
Logged
Senator Cynic
Dr. Cynic
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 11857
United States


Political Matrix
E: -4.11, S: -6.09

View Profile
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2012, 03:53:13 pm »
Ignore

Why not? Tongue By "major" I mean the Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrat/Liberal/Alliance/etc leaders.

1945 - Sinclair by default
1950 - Davies by default
1951 - Ditto
1955 - Eden
1959 - Macmillan
1964 - Wilson
1966 - Heath
1970 - Thorpe
February 1974 - Thorpe
October 1974 - Thorpe
1979 - Steel
1983 - Steel
1987 - Steel
1992 - Ashdown (there seems to be a trend here....Tongue )
1997 - Blair
2001 - Blair
2005 - Blair
2010 - Clegg

Wait... Harold Wilson and Ted Heath were better looking than Jo Grimond? Bullsh**t Tongue

Other than that, list seems about right. Although I think David Owen was more classically handsome than David Steel for 1987, but they were both pretty telegenic.

Charles Kennedy was not a bad looking man either, especially when he was younger, but as he's aged, I've noticed recently that he looks more and more like he's sucking on a sour lemon. I suppose realizing that your party is going to be decimated in the next election will do that to you.
Logged

Peter the Lefty
Peternerdman
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 3439
United States


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2012, 01:07:37 pm »
Ignore

1945: Sinclair
1950: Atlee, though none were very good-looking
1951: Atlee again
1955: Eden, I guess
1959: Grimond by default
1964: Grimond by default
1966: Heath, I guess.  None were very good
1970: Thorpe
1974: Thorpe
1979: Steel
1983: Steel
1987: Steel
1992: Major
1997: Blair (no contest)
2001: Blair
2005: Blair. 
2010: Definitely either Cameron or Clegg.  If I had to choose, Cameron. 
Logged



-7.61 Economic
-7.48 Social
Gary J
Jr. Member
**
Posts: 90
United Kingdom
View Profile
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2012, 06:59:37 am »
Ignore

Is it not that, on the whole, the youngest party leader is going to be best looking?
Logged
Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  


Login with username, password and session length

Logout

Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines