Fantasy Politics

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Fantasy Politics


Fantasy Politics[TM]: cabinet candidates

NB: Round 7 results shown in bold; cumulative totals in normal type

Labour                           18 APR           Total

1. Tony Blair                       -11             167
2. Gordon Brown                       8             117
3. John Prescott                     10             146
4. Robin Cook                        16             123
5. Donald Dewar                       5              90
6. Mo Mowlam                         47              48
7. David Blunkett                    15             108
8. Jack Straw                         9               5
9. Clare Short                        8              36
10. Ann Taylor                        1              16
11. Harriet Harman                    6             -61
12. George Robertson                 -3               0
13. Frank Dobson               sent off              17
14. Chris Smith                       0              25
15. David Clark               suspended              18
16. Jack Cunningham                  -2              18
17. Peter Mandelson                   4             137

Lib Dems

18. Paddy Ashdown                    32              69
19. Alan Beith                        7              14
20. Charles Kennedy                  17              23
21. Menzies Campbell                  5              18
22. Simon Hughes                     12              50
23. Emma Nicholson                    5               2

Conservatives

24. John Major                       24              17
25. Michael Heseltine                 3             -52
26. Ken Clarke                       12             157
27. Michael Howard                   -3              78
28. Brian Mawhinney                 -16            -165
29. Michael Portillo                 18              28
30. Stephen Dorrell                   4             -23
31. Malcolm Rifkind                   9              -2
32. Ian Lung                          2             -15
33. John Redwood                      2             -59
34. Chris Patten                      6              87
35. Gillian Shephard                 -8              -2
36. Peter Lilley                      5              43

Bonus Players

(score double)

37. Tony Benn                         4               8
38. Roy Hattersley                   24              74
39. Ken Livingstone                   8              20
40. Edwina Currie                     2              94
41. Neil Hamilton                   -84            -238
42. Michael Meacher                  -6             -62
43. Austin Mitchell                   6              26
44. Andrew Smith                    -98            -324
45. Norman Lamont                    -4             -62
46. Margaret Thatcher                70             274
47. Lord Tebbit                      10             134
48. Alex Salmond                     54             188
49. Teresa Gorman                     4               4
50. Peter Hain                 sent off               0
51. Sir James Goldsmith              34            -138
52. Roy Jenkins                       6             112
53. Alan Clark                       64             332
54. David Trimble                    -2             154
55. John Hume                        -6              28
56. Margaret Beckett                 44             148
57. Tony Banks                       -2              40
58. Denis Healey               sent off             -44
59. David Willetts                    2             114
60. Alistair Darling                 38             124

Celebrities (choose at least four but not more than six)

61. Paul McCartney            suspended              -8
62. Liam Gallagher                    7              65
63. Paula Yates                       4              -2
64. Anita Roddick                    15              -9
65. Richard Branson                  -2              71
66. … 

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