UK clothing retailer Marks and Spencer (M&S) has been voted the UK's top clothing retailer by Verdict Research’s annual poll of consumers.

In Verdict's Consumer Satisfaction Index 2011, which polls 6,000 shoppers, M&S scored highest - ahead of John Lewis and H&M repectively.

General merchandiser TK Maxx swooped the footwear sector prize, followed by Barratts and Matalan.

"This year’s winners tend to be retailers that focus heavily on price or retailers that add a lot of value to their offers," Neil Saunders, consulting director of Verdict, said. "They reflect the fact that consumers are increasingly looking for value for money during these constrained times."