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Margaret Thatcher rated as most capable PM, Tony Blair most likeable


Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher

Voters rate Margaret Thatcher the most capable Prime Minister of recent decades, but think Tony Blair was the most likeable, according to a new poll.

The survey for the Reuters/ Ipsos Mori Political Monitor put Lady Thatcher's successor Sir John Major bottom of the rankings on both counts.

Only 1% regarded PM David Cameron the most capable.

Conservative voters preferred Lady Thatcher, with two-thirds saying she was the most capable compared to one-fifth for Cameron.

Belfast Telegraph