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  1. Which Conservative statesman (who served twice as Prime Minister) is often considered the father of modern British policing?
  2. Which politician did Boris Johnson defeat in the final round of the 2019 Conservative Party leadership election?
  3. Which Tory leader once claimed that between the ages of 15 and 21 he drank 14 pints of beer a day?
  4. Which politician has been described by the BBC as "the first working-class politician selected on merit" to become Conservative leader in "the party's modern history"?
  5. Sir John Major became Leader of the Conservative Party in which year?

  6. Which Tory's worldwide reputation as a skilled diplomat was overshadowed by the Suez Crisis?
  7. What is Margaret Thatcher's middle name?
  8. Which politician said that there was "something of the night" about leader Michael Howard?
  9. Which Conservative Party politician is best remembered for his policy of appeasement and signing of the Munich Agreement?
  10. Which Tory Prime Minister was given the title the Earl of Beaconsfield?
  11. Sir Winston Churchill died January 24 in which year?
  12. Liz Truss is a Member of Parliament for which English county?
  13. Which Conservative politician (who served as Prime Minister in the 1920s) was born in Canada?
  14. Conservative Party MPs can initiate a no confidence vote in their leader by writing to the chair of which committee?
  15. Boris Johnson was born on 19 June 1964 in which city?
  16. Name the Tory politician who was spoken of as a prospective Conservative leader in the mid-1950s to late 1960s and was Edward Heath's main rival in 1965?
  17. What is the first name of Theresa May's husband?
  18. Which leader's bid to join the EEC in 1963 was blocked by French President Charles de Gaulle?
  19. On David Cameron's resignation, who in the second round of voting by Tory MPs came second to Theresa May?
  20. Who led the Conservative Party in the House of Commons from 1891, serving under his uncle, Lord Salisbury?
  21. Which leader played first-class cricket at club and county level?
  22. Who was elected Member of Parliament for Richmond in North Yorkshire at the 2015 general election, succeeding former Conservative Party leader William Hague?


  1. Sir Robert Peel
  2. Jeremy Hunt
  3. William Hague (during a summer job supplying pubs with drink across South Yorkshire)
  4. Edward Heath
  5. 1990
  6. Anthony Eden
  7. Hilda
  8. Ann Widdecombe
  9. Neville Chamberlain
  10. Benjamin Disraeli
  11. 1965
  12. Norfolk (MP for South West Norfolk since 2010)
  13. Bonar Law
  14. 1922 Committee
  15. New York City
  16. Reginald Maudling
  17. Philip
  18. Harold Macmillan's
  19. Andrea Leadsom
  20. Arthur Balfour
  21. Alec Douglas-Home
  22. Rishi Sunak