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Famous MPs

Quiz: name the Member of Parliament

  1. Labour MP for Hampstead, from 1992 to 2010.
  2. Independent Member of Parliament for Tatton, from 1997 to 2001.
  3. MP for the University of Cambridge, from 1689 to 1690, and then 1701 to 1702.
  4. Sporty Conservative MP for Falmouth in Cornwall, from 1992 to 1997.

  5. Independent MP for Yorkshire from 1784 to 1812, best remembered as an abolitionist.
  6. Became a member of parliament for Kent in 1386. Buried in Westminster Abbey.
  7. MP for the City of London in 1416 but better known as a mayor.
  8. Member of Parliament on four occasions before retiring in 1702. Appeared on the reverse of the first £50 banknotes.
  9. Tory MP for Rye and then Newport in 1806 and 1807 who became Prime Minister.
  10. Elected as the Liberal MP for Derby in 1867. Best remembered for a line.
  11. MP for Castle Rising, Norfolk, and then Harwich, between 1673 and 1689. Now a household name.
  12. Controversial Conservative politician elected MP for Louth, Lincolnshire in 1969. Stepped down in 1974.
  13. English poet and MP for Brackley, Northants in 1601 and for Taunton in 1614. (Hint: 'No Man is an Island' is one of his many famous quotes.)
  14. MP for Plymouth, between 1581 and 1593.
  15. Philosopher who was Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England under King James I. Served as an MP between 1581 and 1614.
  16. Franco-English writer and historian. From 1906 to 1910, served as one of the few openly Catholic members of the British Parliament.
  17. Scottish author of a famous adventure novel. Unionist MP for the Combined Scottish Universities from 1927 to 1935. Was also governor general of Canada.
  18. Long-distance runner and MP who competed in the Helsinki Olympic Games in 1952.


  1. Glenda Jackson
  2. Martin Bell
  3. Isaac Newton
  4. Sebastian Coe
  5. William Wilberforce
  6. Geoffrey Chaucer
  7. Dick Whittington
  8. Christopher Wren
  9. Duke of Wellington, or Arthur Wellesley
  10. Samuel Plimsoll
  11. Samuel Pepys
  12. Jeffrey Archer
  13. John Donne
  14. Francis Drake
  15. Francis Bacon
  16. Hilaire Belloc
  17. John Buchan
  18. Sir Christopher Chataway