MPs are the most likely be caught speeding or have a driving conviction compared to any other profession, new statistics show.

The figures from GoCompare show that more than one in five Members of Parliament have been caught speeding. It also show that MPs are more likely to have a driving conviction of any sort when compared to other professions.

According to the research, 22.1% of MPs have a speeding conviction, with several high profile examples such as Ed Balls and Chris Huhne making the front pages of newspapers in the past.

Radio presenters have the next highest proportion, with 19.2% being slapped with a speeding conviction by sales directors, operations directors, managing directors and bailiffs have a speeding conviction, with surgeons and money brokers also high up on the list.

The research also looked at the most likely to make at-fault insurance claims, with those in the medical profession topping the list. 17% of paediatricians have made at-fault claims, with around 15% GPs and psychiatrists having claimed too.

Lee Griffin, founding member of GoCompare, said, “Your occupation is one of the key considerations used to calculate the cost of your premium.

“Ultimately, different professions are deemed riskier than others, so the chances are, if you’re a footballer or a GP, you’re likely to face higher premiums than a priest.”