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Modern UK Politics Quiz

A quiz sure to test the knowledge of each individual in relation to modern political features and figures in Britain. 20 Questions.

 
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1

How many seats did the Conservatives win in the 2015 General Election?

  • 331
  • 330
  • 325
  • 306

2

Which Conservative politician resigned from the cabinet over disability cuts?

  • Philip Hammond
  • Chris Grayling
  • Iain Duncan Smith
  • Theresa Villers

3

What was the size of Labour's majority in the 1997 General Election?

  • 179
  • 187
  • 102
  • 167

4

Who is the current leader of the opposition?

  • Gordon Brown
  • Jeremy Corbyn
  • Harriet Harman
  • Sadiq Khan

5

What did Tony Blair famously say upon his election victory in 1997?

  • 'A new dawn has broken, has it not?'
  • 'New Labour, New Britain'
  • 'Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime'
  • 'We are the party of ambition'

6

When did David Cameron announce the date of the EU Referendum for?

  • June 19th
  • July 15th
  • February 20th
  • June 23rd

7

Who originally came up with the idea of a mansion tax?

  • Labour
  • SNP
  • Liberal Democrats
  • Conservatives

8

Which event destroyed the Conservatives' reputation for economic competence?

  • Black Friday
  • Black Wednesday
  • Shrove Tuesday
  • Easter Monday

9

What was claimed to have been found in Iraq which formed the basis upon which Britain and America went to war?

  • Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Atomic bombs
  • Ballistic missiles
  • Nuclear submarines

10

How long was Tony Blair prime minister for?

  • 10 years
  • 4 years
  • 13 years
  • 11 years

11

Which Home Secretary was responsible for banning handguns in the UK?

  • Douglas Hurd
  • Theresa May
  • Jack Straw
  • Michael Howard

12

How many hereditary peers were allowed to sit in the House of Lords after 1999?

  • 666
  • 92
  • 0
  • 50

13

Which prominent Labour MP lost their seat in the 2015 General Election?

  • Ed Miliband
  • Hilary Benn
  • Yvette Cooper
  • Ed Balls

14

After which election did The Sun publish the headline 'It's The Sun Wot Won It'?

  • 2001
  • 1992
  • 2010
  • 1997

15

Which Conservative MP is the most rebellious currently?

  • Jacob Rees-Mogg
  • Phillip Davies
  • Bill Cash
  • John Redwood

16

Which Prime Minister said 'don't bind my hands together when I am negotiating on behalf of the British people?'

  • John Major
  • Harold Wilson
  • David Cameron
  • Gordon Brown

17

What did Margaret Thatcher bring in to the National Health Service?

  • Free provision
  • The internal market
  • The free market
  • Privatisation

18

Which main banks did the British Labour government bail out in the midst of the 2008 financial crisis?

  • Lloyds TSB, RBS and Northern Rock
  • Metro Bank and the Bank of England
  • RBS and Barclays
  • Lloyds TSB and Northern Rock

19

What was Tony Blair's New Labour criticised for over-using?

  • Sound bites
  • Public funds
  • Spin
  • All of the above

20

What rate is the National Living Wage currently and what will it rise by 2020?

  • £6.80 and £8
  • £4 and £5.50
  • £7.20 and £9
  • £9 and £10.20

 

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