Sarah Jane wins Doctor Who Election

May 7th, 2015

To coincide with today’s UK election, WhovianNet decided to get into the spirit of the occasion by holding one of our own!

We revealed a shortlist of Doctor Who characters who would all have what it takes to herald our country into a shining new age. The ideal candidates included Rory Williams, Donna Noble, Mike Yates and, of course, the Twelfth Doctor himself.

Your votes have now been counted and verified and, with a landslide majority (27.1%), you’ve elected Sarah Jane Smith as our new Prime Minister!

Are you happy with the result? Let us know below and here’s a round up of who else was in the running. If you haven’t voted in the real election yet, there’s still time! Polling closes at 10pm so it’s not too late to make your voice heard. Just don’t vote Saxon, ok? Seriously.

To date the UK has only had one female Prime Minister – Margaret Thatcher, who inspired fanaticism in some and bile in others (and the Doctor passed his own judgment when he encountered her in stage musical The Ultimate Adventure). The field is clear for a woman who everyone, from striking miner to swan-eating peer, can relate to and take to their hearts. Who else could it be? Sarah Jane Smith, of course!

Debatably the best loved of the Doctor’s companions, she has displayed Great British pluck in the face of threat after threat, from Androids to Zygons. Her enquiring mind, sharpened like a stainless steel machete from her years as a crusading journalist, would make her dynamite during the leaders’ debates. And she cares about animals. Just look at the way she put up with K-9 all those decades. Plus he’s a robot dog, so her policies on the tech sector are spectacularly well informed.

She’d make the best choice when it comes to alien invasion. When the government inevitably calls on Earth’s favourite Time Lord, he’ll need someone with whom he shares an effortless rapport and largely unspoken shorthand. Other long term assistants wouldn’t pass muster. Tegan Jovanka, too argumentative. Clara Oswald, temperamental. Leela… well, she’d have slaughtered half the Cabinet by lunchtime. “Miss Smith” is the nation’s definitive human candidate.

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