Quiz questions

Lord Norton

47609We now have two grand prize-winners (Chris K. and Jonathan).  It will be interesting to see how soon we have a third.  With this week’s quiz, the first two readers to supply the correct answers will be the winners.

Question 1

1. I am a distinguished historian.

2. I have been a university vice-chancellor.

3. I have written biographies of Lloyd George, Keir Hardie, James Callaghan and Michael Foot.

Who am I?

Question 2

1. I am a farmer though also qualified as a barrister.

1. I have served as Government Deputy Chief Whip in the Lords.

2. I spent a total of ten years as an MEP.

Who am I?

Question 3

1. My background is in local government: I have been a mayor  and chairman of a district council.

2. I spent eight years as a whip for my party in the Lords.

3. I am a Deputy Lieutenant of the County of North Yorkshire.

Who am I?

9 comments for “Quiz questions

  1. Robin Lewis
    26/09/2009 at 12:55 pm

    1) Lord Morgan

    2) Lord Inglewood

    3) Baroness Harris of Richmond

  2. Croft
    26/09/2009 at 2:25 pm

    1) Lord Morgan

    2) Lord Inglewood

    3) Lady Harris of Richmond

  3. handj
    26/09/2009 at 3:03 pm

    Peer 1: Professor Lord Morgan

    Peer 2: Lord Inglewood (2nd Baron)

    Peer 3: Baroness Harris of Richmond

  4. howridiculous
    26/09/2009 at 8:28 pm

    Dear Lord Norton,

    Peer one is Lord Morgan.

    Peer two is Lord Inglewood.

    Peer three is Baroness Harris of Richmond.


  5. 26/09/2009 at 9:31 pm

    I’ve deliberately waited today to give others a chance to win!

    1. Lord Morgan
    2. Lord Inglewood
    3. Baroness Harris of Richmond

  6. Bedd Gelert
    26/09/2009 at 10:28 pm

    Hmm.. Many questions raised by this article..


  7. 27/09/2009 at 1:12 am

    Here’s a quiz for the Lords…

    1) I helped to pass legislation that brought in far harsher punishments for careless drivers, yet I have a conviction for careless driving.

    2) I helped to pass legislation that brought in harsh punishments for those who employed illegal immigrants, and then employed an illegal immigrant.

    3) I fleeced the taxpayer for £170,000 in living expenses that I was not entitled to, and yet I haven’t been prosecuted for fraud.

    Who am I?



  8. lordnorton
    27/09/2009 at 11:52 am

    Congratulations to all five respondents. The answers, as will be apparent, are Lord Morgan (Lab), Lord Inglewood (Con), and Baroness Harris of Richmond (Lib Dem). The winners this week are Robin Lewis and Croft. Especial congratulations to Robin Lewis, who has now won three quizzes. An invitation to tea at the Lords is on its way.

  9. lordnorton
    01/10/2009 at 12:53 pm

    Devils’ Kitchen: I understand, in relation to your third point, that there is statutory provision for ministers in the Lords to receive the allowance regardless of where they actually live.

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