A poll, by BMG Research, has found that only 8% of the general public have ever considered standing as a candidate at a UK election – either for a political party or as an independent.

Among women, this number decreased to just 4%, while more than three times more (13%) men said they had given some consideration to standing.

The number of people over 45 was also significantly lower, at just 4%, while 13% of those aged 18-44 said they had considered standing.

Fieldwork dates, methodology and a full breakdown of these results can be found here.

For a more detailed breakdown of results from this poll or any other results from our polling series, please get in touch by email or phone.

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