06/05/2014 12:53 BST | Updated 06/05/2014 12:59 BST

Jeremy Clarkson For Prime Minister? Young People Prefer Top Gear Presenter Over Farage And Clegg

Bad news for Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage - young people believe Jeremy Clarkson, Russell Brand and Alan Sugar would make better prime ministers.

The YouGov poll for the think-tank British Future found Ed Miliband topped the survey on 17%.

Ukip leader, Farage, gained a lowly 9% and poor old Clegg only managed 6%.

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In contrast, Clarkson polled nearly double at 11% and Brand and Sugar both scored 12%.


In perhaps a stark illustration of the political apathy in the UK, 59% of young people do not intend to vote - extrapolated this amounts to two million people.

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Labour leads the way with 40% of the youth vote followed by the Tories with 25% and Ukip with 12%.