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Question 1: He then studied Economics at the ________, gaining a BSc in 1962.
University of CambridgeKing's College LondonUniversity of BristolLondon School of Economics

Question 2: Dobson was manoeuvred by the Labour Party leadership into announcing his resignation in order to stand as ________ in the inaugural elections.
Greater London AuthorityMayor of LondonLondon AssemblyGreater London

Question 3: He managed to beat ________ in the Labour Party's internal selection, helped by an electoral college system that tended to favour him and no requirement for affiliated trade unions to ballot their members.
John MajorMargaret ThatcherBoris JohnsonKen Livingstone

Question 4: However, when Labour won power in 1997, Dobson was appointed as ________.
Home SecretaryChancellor of the ExchequerLeader of the House of CommonsSecretary of State for Health

Question 5: Milburn had some hours earlier been mentioned by ________ as a possible future Labour leader.
Charles ClarkeJack StrawJohn Reid (politician)David Blunkett

Question 6: As Spokesman on Environment and London from 1994 he led the national Labour response to the series of scandals over ________ council and its former leader Shirley Porter.
London County CouncilCity of LondonGreater LondonCity of Westminster

Question 7: Dobson finished third behind Livingstone and the Conservative candidate Steven Norris, and just ahead of the Liberal Democrat candidate ________.
Richmond Park (UK Parliament constituency)Susan KramerLondonEdward Davey

Question 8: He also attacked ________ for making a 'terrible mess' of the NHS.
John Reid (politician)Andrew BurnhamAlan JohnsonAlan Milburn

Question 9: Dobson's father was a railwayman and he was born in ________, England where he attended Dunnington County C of E Primary School and the Archbishop Holgate Grammar School (became Archbishop Holgate's School in 1985) on Hull Road.
LeicesterPeterboroughKingston upon HullYork

Question 10: Dobson brought in Labour's proposal to introduce controversial ________ Hospitals.
DeregulationKeynesian economicsPrivate finance initiativePrivatization







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