Liberal Democrats storm to victory at press gallery quiz

press gallery quiz conquering heroes croppedThe Liberal Democrat team took first prize at the annual Press Gallery quiz in Westminster last night. Our five triumphant heroes are David Heath MP, LDHQ head of policy Christian Moon and special advisers Emily Walch, Sean Kemp (who was also team captain) and James McGrory.

The clever quintet answered questions on all the usual pub quiz type subjects, specialising in sport (how on earth do any of them have the time to know anything about sport?) and netting double points from the Also Known As round. They had gone into the event hoping to improve on last year’s second place and they did so in style, beating the Daily Politics. As an aside, the Daily Politics team contained Alice Aitken, a former Liberal Democrat policy researcher on Culture, Media and Sport matters. Another familiar face was event organiser Elizabeth Johnson, who was for many years a Cowley Street stalwart.

press gallery quiz trophy croppedLabour could only manage 7th and the Tories languished on the bottom rung of the ladder, sharing 18th place with Sky News. Their embarrassment was compounded by them not knowing a key fact from John Major’s famous 1992 Party Political Broadcast and spelling Ronald Reagan’s name wrongly. To add insult to injury, Reagan wasn’t even the right answer to that question.

So, dear readers, let’s see if you are as clever as our heroes:

What was the name of the street in Brixton where John Major pointed out the Enterprise Pub in the 1992 broadcast?

And what is Vince Cable’s first name?

Well done to our conquering heroes.

* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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  • John Vincent Cable is an inspiration to all of us who are known by our middle names!

  • And I know Coldharbour Lane in Brixton because I lived there for a few months in 1960.

  • Richard Dean 22nd Nov '13 - 12:40pm

    This is perhaps the most important news that LDV has uncovered ever.

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