Clegg beats Cameron as the politician PROs most want to spend time with

Nick Clegg was chosen by four out of five leading Public Affairs PROs to spend 15 minutes of their time with when given a choice between the two leaders. Bell Pottinger's Alex Deane, Cicero Conulting's Mark Twigg and Citigate Dewe Rogerson's Simon Nayyar consider why Clegg or Cameron is their politician of choice.

If you had 15 minutes with Cameron or Clegg, who would you choose?

Alex Deane, Bell Pottinger

Nick Clegg, because I know DC, but I don't know Nick. I was at Cambridge with his ultra-capable adviser Polly Mackenzie, and the association recommends him to me, too.

 

 

Mark Twigg, Cicero Consulting

David Cameron. Clegg's primary role is to make the Conservative brand more respectable. Cameron could potentially leave a lasting legacy of reform.

 

 

Simon Nayyar, Citigate Dewe Rogerson



Nick Clegg. After the the AV vote, he has a high degree of short-term political capital. David Cameron is likely to give more leeway to keep his partner onside.

 

 

Charles Lewington, Hanover

Nick Clegg. I'd tell him that a minute he spends criticising the Conservatives is a minute he could spend making the case for the coalition's economic policy.

 

 

Richard Patient, Indigo

Nick Clegg. I'd like to see how many knives are stuck in his back. I think history will be grateful to him, whatever his party and his voters currently think.

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