23/11/2012 07:13 GMT

Impotence Capital Of England Is Westminster Says Health Express Study

Westminster has been named the impotence capital of England in a study by an online health clinic.

Famed for it's big bell and honourable members, Health Express found Westminster was limply leading the way in a table that looked at the 13,000 consultations that were sought for impotence this year.

The study suggets that far from being a soft touch, men are struggling with the rigid demands of modern life and may be suffering from increased stress and anxiety.

Dr Hilary Jones, medical advisor to HealthExpress, denied the study was a flop: “The survey could reflect a regional reticence factor in men actually admitting erectile dysfunction and seeking help for it, however, impotence is a common issue and many GPs have seen an increased number of men coming to them for advice, as the stress of everyday life affects their erectile function."

The South-East as a whole accounted for 20 per cent of consultations, whilst Merseyside came bottom of the impotence league with only 1.8 per cent.

Impotence is a common condition with studies showing that up to 33 per cent of men will suffer it at some point of their life.

The causes can be either physical or psychological, and in most circumstances can be easily treated by a health professional.

An (imaginary) Westminster spokesmen said: "Although the results are disappointing for Westminster's men, there are no hard feelings."