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Win a copy of the new edition of British Political Facts

BritPolFacts Palgrave Macmillan has recently published the latest edition of British Political Facts, the inavaluable reference book which is a mine of facts, figures and information about politics and Parliament covering a full 110 years from 1900 to 2010.

Containing over 600 pages, the book was compiled by the indefatigable Sir David Butler of Nuffield College, Oxford, and his son, Gareth Butler, who sadly died in 2008 during the production of the volume.

There are details and dates for every single government minister, a plethora of electoral and parliamentary statistics, polling and economic data, details of all landmark legislation and all manner of other political information you probably never thought had been collated, let alone been published in one place.

This new edition, the tenth, is in hardback and is retailing at a hefty £150. But the good news is that ConservativeHome has a copy for one lucky reader. All you have to do is correctly answer the following three questions (the answers to which are to be found within the book's pages) to be in with a chance of winning it:

  1. Who was Foreign Secretary in Churchill's Government between 1951 and 1955?
  2. Margaret Thatcher famously told the 1980 Conservative Party conference: "The lady's not for turning". But where did that conference take place?
  3. Which Labour politician insisted in 2008 of the then Prime Minister: "I have always wanted to support Gordon's leadership"?

Please send us your answers via email with your name and phone number, by noon on Sunday 27th February. The winner will be drawn out of a hat and announced on ConHome in due course.


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