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Lib Dem Treasury Spokesman Vince Cable’s ability to foresee the economic downturn saw him dubbed the ‘sage of the credit crunch’. And our research shows that his constituents are among the Britons best placed to take advantage of the new opportunities offered by the new digital economy when the UK returns to sustained growth.

Average speeds in Mr Cable’s Twickenham constituency are 4.90Mb, making him the senior politician whose constituents enjoy the fastest broadband in the UK. This is over 2Mb higher than the average speeds in Chancellor Alistair Darling’s Edinburgh South West constituency.

Adding to an impressive showing for the Lib Dems is that party leader Nick Clegg’s rapid rise to political prominence is matched by the broadband speeds in his Sheffield Hallam seat.

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At 4.90Mb, he comfortably pushed Gordon Brown into third place in the battle of the party leaders. But somewhat ominously for his chances of claiming UK politics’ top job, Mr Clegg was comfortably beaten to first place by David Cameron.

Of course, how far people’s personal experience of broadband will impact on voting habits come May 7th is another matter.

Naturally, here at Top 10 we’re being professionally impartial. If you want to see the rest of the results and see how other prominent political figures fared, read the full press release

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