John Major, William Hague and Paddy Ashdown are the most respected party heavyweights on our list
The election campaign has just been given an injection of gravitas with a parade of party elder statesmen. Which are most useful to their campaigns? We ran a YouGov poll for Red Box to find out.
The question we posed was: "How much, if at all, do you respect the following people?" As our league table shows, John Major, William Hague and Paddy Ashdown do well on the total respect measure, while Peter Mandelson comes bottom.
|How much, if at all, do you respect the following people?|
|Respect them a lot or a fair amount|
John Major also came off well when we asked in February which grandees would be an asset or a liability during the election campaign.