What cars should the UK political leaders drive?

Image of Nick Clegg holding a car
The Liberal Democrat leader, yesterday
"The Defender splits opinion – either you think it’s an anachronistic old dinosaur best left in the past, or a bastion of old-school values thumbing its nose at the modern world"
  • | by Kristian Dando

In case you hadn’t noticed, there’s an election on at the moment.

Never ones to shy away from hitching ourselves to any passing topical bandwagon, we thought we’d come up with a motor-tastic spin on the 2015 ballot by thinking about what cars the leaders of the respective political parties would drive…

David Cameron (Conservative) – Volkswagen Passat

Image of David Cameron holding a Volkswagen Passat

It’s slick. It’s polished. It’s expensively made and appeals to aspirational middle England. But ultimately, it’s very difficult to love and when it comes down to it, a bit bland.

There’s only one thing David Cameron would be driving and that’s a Volkswagen Passat.

Ed Miliband (Labour) – Kia Carens

Image of Ed Milliband holding a KIA Carens

Ed is much like Kia’s MPV: reliable, practical, family-focused and making great strides in the way it's perceived… yet, even with the expensive repackaging, it doesn’t exactly set the pulse a-racing.

Nick Clegg (Liberal Democrats) – Mini Countryman

Image of Nick Clegg holding a Mini Countryman

In the years since they formed a coalition with the Conservative Party, Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg has constantly been asked: "so, what are you actually for?"

What better car to drive then, than the Mini Countryman? Neither a hatchback nor a 4x4, it still manages to enjoy a surprisingly large niche following.

Natalie Bennett (Green) – Reva G-Wiz

Image of Natalie Bennet and a Revai G-Wiz

Like Natalie, the G-Wiz is often found in north London and is as environmentally sound as you can get. That said, you wouldn’t want to be on board in the event of a car crash

Nigel Farage (UKIP) – Land Rover Defender

Image of Nigel Farage holding a Land Rover Defender

The Defender splits opinion – either you think it’s an anachronistic old dinosaur best left in the past, or a bastion of old-school values thumbing its nose at the modern world.

Whatever your views, it’s quite difficult to ignore – what more appropriate car, then, for the fag-smoking, ale-swigging UKIP leader?

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