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  Marge Simpson voted UK's fave mum
Updated 18 March 2004, 10.30
The Simpsons
Blue-haired Marge Simpson has been voted top mum in the UK in a survey.

The mum of three beat other famous mums, including Victoria Beckham and the Prime Minister's wife Cherie Blair in the poll by a charity.

She was seen as a great role model because she patiently puts up with a lot of grief from Homer and the kids.

"We're great fans of Marge," said The Mothers' Union boss Reg Bailey, "People identify with Marge as someone who's trying to do her best."

Victoria Beckham
Posh missed out
Marge, famous for her good advice like "listen to your heart, and not the voices in your head", clocked up 25% of the votes, with Mrs Blair winning 15% and Posh collecting 12%.

But lots of people said their own mum was their top role model in the poll, which was done for Mother's Day on Sunday.

The survey also found that people thought it was far more important to be a loving, supporting and patient mum, than one who is good in the kitchen.

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