19:25, April 20 408 0

2017-04-20 19:25:06
Election 2017: Lib Dems top The Lawyer readers poll

With a snap election looming, the Liberal Democrats have come out on top in a poll of lawyers’ voting intentions.

Over 1,000 people responded to The Lawyer’s poll, with Tim Farron’s party garnering 41 per cent of the vote.

The Conservatives had the support of 33 per cent of those polled, with Labour third on 17.5 per cent.

Two of the Lib Dem’s nine current MPs have legal training: Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland) and Norman Lamb (North Norfolk) are both qualified solicitors. Other prominent Lib Dem lawyers include Blackstone Chambers barrister Baron Lester of Herne Hill.