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Liberal Democrat quiz
Liberal Democrat leadership candidates
Liberal Democrat leadership candidates

How much do you know about the men campaigning to be leader of the Lib Dems?

Try our devilish quiz:

There are 12 questions

There are no prizes except the satisfaction in having taken part.

Enjoy!


Question 1
Which candidate did Simon Hoggart describe as so tough he makes “Vinnie Jones resemble a cross-dressing cabaret dancer. He is tougher than a steak supper in a Blackpool boarding house.”
A: Simon Hughes
B: Sir Menzies Campbell
C: Mark Oaten
D: Chris Huhne
Question 2
At the last election the Lib Dems campaigned for the abolition of the Department for Trade and Industry. Whose wife would have lost her job?
A: Sir Menzies Campbell
B: Simon Hughes
C: Mark Oaten
D: Chris Huhne
Question 3
What did Sir Menzies Campbell want to take to his Desert Island?
A: Bagpipes and David Steel’s autobiography?
B: Set of golf clubs and Robert Louis Stevenson’s ‘Treasure Island’
C: Limitless supplies of shortbread and a biography of Asquith
Question 4
Which candidate spent much of the 1970s following Iron Maiden around the country and listed ‘music (including raves)’ among his recreations in Who’s Who?
A: Mark Oaten
B: Sir Menzies Campbell
C: Chris Huhne
D: Simon Hughes
Question 5
Which candidate’s wife imported clogs for a living?
A: Simon Hughes
B: Sir Menzies Campbell
C: Mark Oaten
D: Chris Huhne
Question 6
6. Who said “you can always trust Simon Hughes to take out his conscience and wash it clean of all stains. He is good – on form, the best of all of us – but I sometimes worry about the rigour”.
A: Paddy Ashdown
B: Lord Steel
C: Sir Menzies Campbell
Question 7
Sir Menzies Campbell held the UK 100 metres record for 7 years. At which Olympic Games did he run for Britain?
A: Rome, 1960
B: Tokyo, 1964
C: Mexico, 1968
Question 8
Who (according to a story in Paddy Ashdown’s diaries) arrived so late for his adoption meeting as a Parliamentary candidate - and spoke so long - that his own mother got up to leave saying she had a train to catch?
A: Simon Hughes
B: Sir Menzies Campbell
C: Mark Oaten
D: Chris Huhne
Question 9
Which candidate is reported to have said being a leader “'The higher the baboon goes up the tree, the more we see of his a***”.
A: Simon Hughes
B: Sir Menzies Campbell
C: Mark Oaten
D: Chris Huhne
Question 10
Whose grandfather was christened William Ewart Gladstone Murray in tribute to the former Prime Minister?
A: Sir Menzies Campbell
B: Simon Hughes
C: Mark Oaten
D: Chris Huhne
Question 11
Simon Hughes drives a yellow London taxi. Sir Menzies Campbell has a Jaguar. Chris Huhne drives a Toyota Prius. What car does Mark Oaten drive?
A: Saab convertible
B: Ford Mondeo
C: He’s never learned to drive
Question 12
Which candidate was elected to Parliament with an all-time record swing of 44% and then arrived at Westminster by boat?
A: Sir Menzies Campbell
B: Simon Hughes
C: Mark Oaten
D: Chris Huhne

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