Poll: vote for your dream chancellor

THE next chancellor will have one of the toughest jobs in recent political history. With credit rating agencies warning they could strip the UK of its AAA rating unless the government acts quickly to cut the huge £178bn budget deficit, he will have to make the biggest public spending cuts in a generation. This is your chance to tell the political parties who they should pick for the job. If you’re not already registered, simply go to and register your details before 12pm today.

IF you had to pick one of the following as chancellor, who would it be?
1) Alistair Darling

2) Lord Mandelson

3) George Osborne

4) Ken Clarke

5) Vince Cable

6) Ed Balls

7) Don’t know

• The survey will close at 4pm today.