He's electric! Liam for PM, new poll reveals

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By: Mike Underwood


British music icon Liam Gallagher has been chosen by the nation to swagger into Number Ten Downing Street as Prime Minister, a (just for fun) new poll has revealed. 

After Blur drummer Dave Rowntree was announced as the Labour candidate for Mid Sussex, Manchester-based pollster WeThink asked which Britpop legend would make the best Prime Minister. 


Liam went supersonic - taking 17% of the vote, leaving brother Noel and Happy Mondays legend Shaun Ryder to slide away into joint second place with 13%. 

Catatonia’s gravel-voiced rock n roll star Cerys Matthews was the most popular female choice to rock Downing Street with 12%. 

Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker proved he is still popular with the common people, coming in with 10% of the vote. Meanwhile, Rowntree’s Blur bandmate and frontman Damon Albarn is feeling modern life is rubbish with just 7% of the vote. 

Here’s your full list, pop-pickers: 


Liam Gallagher (Oasis)


Noel Gallagher (Oasis)


Shaun Ryder (Happy Mondays)


Cerys Matthews (Catatonia)


Jarvis Cocker (Pulp)


Damon Albarn (Blur)


Richard Ashcroft (The Verve)


Thom Yorke (Radiohead)


Shirley Manson (Garbage)


Ian Brown (Stone Roses)


Brett Anderson (Suede)


Louise Wener (Sleeper)


Justine Frischmann (Elastica)

The results are sure to rekindle some of the rivalry that grabbed headlines (and drove record sales) in the mid-1990s when Blur and Oasis went head-to-head in the music charts. 

Who’d have thought they’d be going head-to-head in the opinion polls 30 years later? 

So stop crying your heart out Rishi Sunak and don’t look back in anger Keir Starmer. Simply acquiesce if Liam decides to stand as a candidate. Why Him? Why Not. 

This poll was conducted on 7th-8th March 2024, questioned 1,216 people and is weighted to a national representative population.

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Liam Gallagher image credit: Dunk via Flickr.
Dave Rowntree image credit: Facundo Gaisler via Flickr.


By: Mike Underwood

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