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UK Politics Quiz



Questions

  1. The symbol used by the House of Commons consists of what object topped by St Edward's Crown?
  2. Which Member of Parliament for Chorley has served as Speaker of the House of Commons since November 2019?
  3. Which Labour MP faked suicide in 1974?
  4. Which UK Parliamentary constituency had a record 15 election candidates in 2005?
  5. Can you name the only British Prime Minister to be assassinated?
  6. Which reporter was the Member of Parliament for Tatton from 1997 to 2001?
  7. Who was Member of Parliament for Tooting from 2005 until 2016?
  8. Jacob William Rees-Mogg is a Member of Parliament for 'North East' where?
  9. How long does Prime Minister’s Questions last?
  10. Which former Conservative party and Change UK politician used to be a presenter on This Morning in the late 1980s?
  11. What is Sir Keir Starmer's middle name?
  12. Who is the only Green Party MP in the UK?
  13. Which Scottish politician has been serving as Leader of the Scottish National Party in the House of Commons since 2017?
  14. How many Members of Parliament are there?
  15. Which Prime Minister caused controversy with the appointment of Peter Jay, his then son-in-law as the British Ambassador to the USA?
  16. Who said: "It’s rather like sending our opening batsmen to the crease only for them to find that before the first ball is bowled, their bats have been broken by the team captain"?



Answers:

  1. Portcullis
  2. Sir Lindsay Hoyle
  3. John Stonehouse
  4. Sedgefield (Tony Blair's contituency)
  5. Spencer Perceval (in 1812 by John Bellingham)
  6. Martin Bell
  7. Sadiq Khan (London Mayor)
  8. North East Somerset
  9. 30-minutes
  10. Anna Soubry
  11. Rodney
  12. Caroline Lucas (MP for Brighton Pavilion)
  13. Ian Blackford
  14. 650
  15. James Callaghan
  16. Geoffrey Howe (1990)



Questions

  1. Who said: "A week is a long time in politics"?
  2. What is the name of the gallery for members of the public to watch The House of Commons?
  3. Who was dubbed "Mother of the House" by Prime Minister Theresa May, in recognition of her status as the longest-continuously-serving woman MP?
  4. What title is given to the official who's principally responsible for controlling access to and maintaining order within the House of Lords and its precincts?
  5. What did Theresa May claim was the naughtiest thing she had done as a child in a 2017 interview?
  6. What is the name of the Official Report of proceedings of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords?
  7. What 'question' refers to the perceived imbalance between the voting rights in the House of Commons of MPs from Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland constituencies and those of MPs from English constituencies following devolution?
  8. Before entering politics, who held the British 100 metres record from 1967 to 1974?
  9. Who became MP for Blackburn in 1979, taking over the constituency from Barbara Castle for whom he worked as a political adviser?
  10. Which Labour MP for Sheffield Brightside broke boundaries as Britain’s first blind Cabinet minister?
  11. Which Scottish politician served as Leader of the Scottish Conservative Party from 2011 to 2019?
  12. Who was the second female MP but the first to take her seat? And which city did she serve as an MP?
  13. On 6 July 2016, the Iraq Inquiry was published - by what name is it better known?
  14. Who was Member of Parliament for South Derbyshire from June 1983 to April 1997?
  15. In which city did Nigel Farage have a milkshake thrown at him whilst on a walk-about on 20 May 2019?
  16. In 1986, Granada Television created a near-full size replica of the post-1950 House of Commons debating chamber for use in its adaptation of which Jeffrey Archer novel?

Answers:

  1. Harold Wilson
  2. Strangers' gallery
  3. Harriet Harman
  4. Black Rod
  5. Running through fields of wheat
  6. Hansard



  7. The West Lothian Question
  8. Menzies Campbell
  9. Jack Straw
  10. David Blunkett
  11. Ruth Davidson
  12. Nancy Astor. Plymouth
  13. The Chilcot Inquiry
  14. Edwina Currie
  15. Newcastle upon Tyne
  16. First Among Equals