Brits vote Leave (or is it to stay?)

Over a third of UK holidaymakers would cancel their holiday if they had to sit next to a politician on the plane!

With the General Election fast-approaching and politicians hitting the campaign trail with gusto, research has revealed that over a third of Brits would vote to cancel their holiday if they had to sit next to a politician on the plane.

According to a poll* conducted by Holiday Extras, 30 per cent of Brits would ask to be re-seated if they were sat next to a politician on a plane and 34 per cent of people would cancel their holiday altogether.

Prime Minister, Teresa May was voted as the party leader that 42 per cent of people would most prefer to sit next to on a long-haul flight. In contrast, the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn only managed to scoop a mere eight per cent of people who would be interested in spending air-time with him. The Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, came in a close third in the poll, with seven per cent of the vote.

Trailing behind with one per cent of the vote each were Northern Irish politician, Jeffrey Donaldson of the Democratic Unionist Party and First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones. Pipping them to the post in fourth, and joint fifth positions were Liberal Democrat Leader, Tim Farron with three percent of the vote. Natalie Bennett of The Green Party and Paul Nuttall of UKIP were level pegging with two per cent of the vote each.

Ant Clarke Cowell, Communications Director for Holiday Extras commented: “With the upcoming election shaping up to be a hotly contested race, we thought it would be interesting to run our very own customer opinion poll. With a third of people admitting that they’d cancel their holiday if they had to sit next to a politician, it seems that us Brits are determined not to allow election fever to interfere with our precious summer holidays!”

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*Holiday Extras polled 4024 respondents in the UK in May 2017.