Labour MP Recognition Poll for The Independent

 Labour MP Recognition Poll for The Independent published 29 June 2011.

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Date Published
28 Jun 2011

Further Description

 Conservative voters are better able than Labour voters to name senior Labour frontbenchers, according to a ComRes survey for The Independent.

Out of eight leading Shadow Cabinet and senior MPs tested among voters, Conservative voters did better at naming all but one – Shadow Justice Secretary Sadiq Khan.

Overall, Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls, Labour leader Ed Miliband and his brother David Miliband scored best among voters as a whole, all scoring more than 60% recognition.  Sadiq Khan, Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper and Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander all fared worse with between 30% and 40% recognition.  There were two Shadow Cabinet whose recognition was so low that more people believed they were somebody else: notably more people thought Shadow Defence Secretary Jim Murphy was Shadow Work & Pensions Secretary Liam Byrne, and more thought that Shadow Energy & Climate Change Secretary Meg Hillier was Shadow Communities Secretary Caroline Flint.

Full results:

David Miliband

Ed Miliband

Ed Balls

Yvette Cooper

Douglas Alexander

Jim Murphy

Sadiq Khan

Meg Hillier

David Miliband

61%

Ed Miliband

64%

Ed Balls

68%

Yvette Cooper

33%

Douglas Alexander

30%

Jim Murphy

25%

Sadiq Khan

40%

Meg Hillier

19%

Ed Miliband

26%

David Miliband

23%

Ed Miliband

3%

Harriet Harman

20%

John Healey

14%

John Healey

19%

Khalid Mahmood

25%

Yvette Cooper

17%

Ed Balls

5%

Ed Balls

5%

Alan Johnson

13%

Meg Hillier

12%

Jim Murphy

13%

Douglas Alexander

14%

Virendra Sharma

14%

Caroline Flint

30%

Andy Burnham

5%

Phil Woolas

5%

Jon Cruddas

8%

Tessa Jowell

14%

Andy Burnham

30%

Liam Byrne

30%

Anas Sarwar

12%

Angela Eagle

19%

Douglas Alexander

3%

Andy Burnham

3%

Douglas Alexander

9%

Hazel Blears

21%

Alistair Darling

12%

Alan Johnson

12%

Simon Danczuk

8%

Tessa Jowell

15%

 

% Correct

Vote Conservative

Vote Labour

Vote Liberal Democrat

David Miliband

64%

63%

57%

Ed Miliband

70%

66%

58%

Ed Balls

78%

70%

61%

Yvette Cooper

40%

30%

33%

Douglas Alexander

34%

31%

33%

Jim Murphy

28%

24%

25%

Sadiq Khan

40%

43%

39%

Meg Hillier

22%

21%

13%

ComRes interviewed 2,059 GB adults online between June 24-26.  Data were weighted by past vote recall.  ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

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