Colchester Lib Dem Nick Barlow writes here about the overlap of politics and Doctor Who:
YouGov have done a survey asking people their opinions about Doctor Who and what characteristics they want to see in the next Doctor….. Its perhaps not surprising that Lib Dem voters are more likely to be Who fans than supporters of other parties … but its nice to see it statistically confirmed 41% of Lib Dem supporters are interested in the series, compared to 34% of Labour, 29% of Tories and just 26% of UKIP supporters.
Theres also interest in the questions about what characteristics the new Doctor should have. Even without the breakdown by party, Im surprised to see that the population of Britain are relatively open to the idea of a different Doctor. The only characteristics that get bare majority support are British (54%) and male (52%) and male only gets about 40% support from Labour and Lib Dem voters. That gives me hope that when and I believe it is a question of when, not if, even if its not this time we get a female Doctor, the general populace will be much more inclined to accept it and see how it goes than certain Who fans believe they will be.