Do you pass the Lib Dem test? The 13 Yes/No questions that will give you your answer

With a tip of our hat to the Daily Mail – which today asks its readers 13 questions so they can tell if they’re posh or not – Lib Dem Voice presents our special How Lib Dem are you? test:


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All you have to do is answer ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to the following questions to get your answer …

1. Do you complain about long driveways and low letterboxes after an afternoon’s leaflet delivery?
2. Do you obsessively count the number of garden posters of the different parties at election time?
3. Is your mood affected by a good or bad opinion poll?
4. Do you avoid ever booking holidays in April?
5. Have you ever been bitten by a dog when delivering leaflets?
6. Do you enjoy knocking on strangers’ doors, even during an England match?
7. Do you often find yourself using the words “If only we had a fair voting system”?
8. Do you find yourself classifying even close friends and family as ‘Definites’ and ‘Probables’ in your mind?
9. Do you know what EARS is?
10. Have you ever cooked, baked or created something for a Lib Dem raffle or sale?
11. Have you ever written to the BBC to complain that they have unjustly ignored the Lib Dems?
12. Have you bought your own clipboard and rosette for canvassing?
13. Do you view leaflet delivery as a competitive sport?

Feel free to share your results with your fellow obsessives below …

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45 Comments

  • 12 out of 13 Yes answers….

  • Fraser Nesbitt 4th Jun '10 - 11:31am

    12 out of 13, the only no was in answer to number 10, because I can’t cook!

  • Iain Roberts 4th Jun '10 - 11:33am

    11/13 – keep meaning to buy my own rosette but haven’t got round to it yet and baking/creative skills sufficiently poor not to want to inflict my creations on potential supporters.

  • 12 – Though my (non Lib Dem) friends did once bake me a cake covered in yellow icing and a black icing bird on the top. I’ll try and find a photo 🙂

  • @ Matthew – definitely 2 bonus points

  • Just asked my teenagers these questions – they scored 8 out of 13….

  • I only got 8 out of 13 but then, I think I should get extra points for answering ‘yes’ to Number 6. 🙂

    (Also, I actually have the rosette & clipboard in my basket on LibDemImage as we speak…)

  • 12 out of 3 as I normally provide a cheap bottle of wine for raffles. Also tried the Daily Fail posh test; 2 out of 13 just because I occasionally shop at Waitrose and like Earl Grey.

  • I scored eight but i am a fairly recent convert.

  • Richard Marbrow 4th Jun '10 - 1:49pm

    13/13. That is not good. I really really need a life.

  • The thing is this isn’t a very fair quiz, devoted members/campaigners for any political party would say yes to most of those questions (except I think the Tory voters in my home town had their dogs trained to specifically bite Lib Dems), and I think the fair voting system question should be worth at least 5 points on it’s own.

  • You missed out: “have you ever taken a Conservative / Labour leaflet out of someone else’s recycling box?” and “do you normally take a raffle prize with you when you go out to a social event?”

  • Ruth Bright 5th Jun '10 - 8:13am

    I claim 12.5.

    Question 5 – my ward colleague was bitten by a dog and I tended his wounds whilst everyone else moaned about him bleeding all over the target letters he was delivering!

  • toryboysnevergrowup 5th Jun '10 - 8:15am

    I note none of the questions appear to relate to political principles and beliefs. As we are already seeing what is a “fair” voting system is already a somewaht moveable concept.

  • 12 out of 13

    But yes, there should be a question:

    Have you ever started putting a Focus together at 11.30 at night, because it has to be at the printer tomorrow.

  • 13/13 – but only because I’ve no idea what’s on tele when, apart from essentials like the Politics Show, leaders’ debates etc.
    I have to confess I once gave up when delivering Focus one Christmas when the rain was so heavy the ink began to run between bag and letter box.

  • Bruce Standing 7th Jun '10 - 12:23pm

    I have never been bitten by a dog, even though I ignored a ‘Beware dog’ notice on the front gate and delivered to a house where a rotweiler usually ran wild in the garden. I have however had a cat leap on to my upturned fingers while I pushed a leaflet right through the letter-box. It dug it’s claws into my finger tips and hung there, meaning I could not easily withdraw my fingers. When I eventually freed them quite a few leaflets had blood stains on them as I continued the delivery.

    Is it possible for an election agent to take out insurance against delivery injuries such as tripping on the steps and falling headfirst towards a fully glazed front door?

  • I think I can score only nine. Never been bitten by a dog but have had bloodied fingers fram snappy letter boxes – does that count?

  • All these comments about letter boxes has reminded me of the strangest letterbox I have seen. I was out delivering in Bedford and got to a letterbox with a sign on it saying ‘Beware snake loose in house’… Deliver and run!

  • I scored twelve. i’ve never been bitten by a dog although several have jumped up on me and one knocked me over. Does that count?

  • http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2010/jun/09/david-willetts-students-tuition-fees?showallcomments=true#end-of-comments

    I feel somewhat betrayed.

    How nice of the Lib Dems to ‘abstain’… I though they were in favour of cutting fees not raising them,

    Utter, utter cowardice

  • This does show the bias amongst some of the activist base who think that being Lib Dem is about living a certain lifestyle rather than having certain political beliefs. It’s unfortunate, but rather revealing.

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