Miliband’s voice turns off vot­ers

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LABOUR leader Ed Miliband’s ghastly, nasal school-sneak voice is a turn off for vot­ers, ac­cord­ing to new re­search.

Men and women pre­fer their lead­ers to have deep voices, what­ever their sex.

Pro­fes­sor Casey Klof­s­tad, who led the study, said con­vinc­ing speeches are cen­tral to cam­paign­ing for elected of­fice – but voices af­fect how we se­lect our lead­ers.

Prof Klof­s­tad, of Mi­ami Univer­sity, said: “A lower voice is linked with au­thor­ity.”

The study pub­lished in Pro­ceed­ings of the Royal So­ci­ety B also found those with deep voices were also seen to be more trust­wor­thy.

Many politi­cians are said to have un­der­gone voice train­ing.

Miliband un­der­went nose surgery last year to tackle a ‘de­vi­ated sep­tum’ that was mak­ing him snore although scep­tics thought it was also to im­prove his whine.

Mrs Thatcher took classes af­ter be­ing elected Tory leader to lower her voice from a house­wife shriek to a more al­lur­ing tone.

A BUTCHER is seven feet tall and

wears size 14 shoes. What does he weigh? Sausages!

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