Modern British Politics

How much do you know about the turbulent world of British politics? All answers correct to September 2022.
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Last updated: September 7, 2022
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1. Which political party has a bird as a symbol, orange as a colour, and strongly supported remaining in the EU?
Plaid Cymru
Liberal Democrats
2. Which Prime Minister secured a landslide majority at the 1997 election?
Tony Blair
Gordon Brown
David Cameron
Margaret Thatcher
3. Which of the following Celtic regions does NOT have a special devolution arrangement?
Northern Ireland
4. Who is the current Deputy Leader of the Labour Party? (2022)
Emily Thornberry
Thangam Debbonaire
Wes Streeting
Angela Rayner
5. 11 MPs from Labour and the Conservatives defected to form what party in 2019?
Renew UK
Change UK
Reform UK
Create UK
6. Which party has only ever gained 1 MP despite receiving a high of 1.1 million votes? (2015)
Ulster Unionist Party
Green Party
Conservative Party
Communist Party of Britain
7. Which of the following did NOT serve as the Chancellor of the Exchequer under Boris Johnson?
Sajid Javid
Nadhim Zahawi
Rishi Sunak
Priti Patel
8. Which of the following positions did John Major never hold?
Home Secretary
Foreign Secretary
Prime Minister
Chancellor of the Exchequer
9. Which of these leaders of the Liberal Democrats held the position first? (Acting Leader not included)
Jo Swinson
Vince Cable
Tim Farron
Ed Davey
10. Alex Salmond broke away from the SNP in 2021 to form a new party. What is it called?
11. Which wealthy MP from Somerset is well-known for his traditional Christian beliefs and his upper class lifestyle?
Michael Fabricant
James Cleverly
Mark Francois
Jacob Rees-Mogg
12. Who was the first Prime Minister to serve under Queen Elizabeth II?
Winston Churchill
Clement Attlee
Margaret Thatcher
Harold Wilson
13. Which Northern Irish party is classed as neither Nationalist (Irish) or Unionist (British)?
Sinn Féin
14. Which of these slogans was NOT part of Boris Johnson's Covid response?
Hands, Face, Space
Indoors, Online, Exercise
Eat Out to Help Out
Stay Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives
15. Who served as Acting Leader of the Opposition twice; once in 2010 and again in 2015?
Keir Starmer
Anneliese Dodds
Harriet Harman
Rachel Reeves
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