Candidates put to the test: Who came out on top in MK Citizen’s pop quiz?

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With just two weeks to go until the general election the Citizen put the city’s candidates to the test with a general knowledge quiz.

Citizen Reporter Amanda Devlin asked each of them five questions to gauge what they know about local landmarks, entertainment and the rough cost of everyday purchases.

Here’s how they got on:

> Milton Keynes North

Mark Lancaster (Conservative) 3/5

1. Who is the manager of MK Dons?

Answer: Karl Robinson

2. What year was Milton Keynes founded?

Answer: 1967

3. What was number one on Radio 1’s Sunday chart show?

Answer: See You Again

4. How much is an off-peak travelcard from MK to London?

Answer: £13.80

5. How many Nando’s do we have in Milton Keynes?

Answer: Two (in my constituency)

“How did I do? Oh go on tell me.”

Jenny Marklew (Green Party) 2/5

1. Who is the manager of MK Dons?

Answer: Don’t know

2. What year was Milton Keynes founded?

Answer: 1967

3. What was number one on Radio 1’s Sunday chart show?

Answer: Don’t know

4. How much is an off-peak travelcard from MK to London?

Answer: £27.50

5. How many Nando’s do we have in Milton Keynes?

Answer: Five

“I have no idea... I really dislike football!”

David Mortimer (Independent) 0/5

1. Who is the manager of MK Dons?

Answer: Don’t know

2. What year was Milton Keynes founded?

Answer: 1968

3. What was number one on Radio 1’s Sunday chart show?

Answer: Don’t know

4. How much is an off-peak travelcard from MK to London?

Answer: Don’t know

5. How many Nando’s do we have in Milton Keynes?

Answer: Don’t know

“I have no idea.”

Emily Darlington (Labour) 0/5

1. Who is the manager of MK Dons?

Answer: Don’t know

2. What year was Milton Keynes founded?

Answer: 1968

3. What was number one on Radio 1’s Sunday chart show?

Answer: Don’t know

4. How much is an off-peak travelcard from MK to London?

Answer: £14.50

5. How many Nando’s do we have in Milton Keynes?

Answer: Three

“I don’t know about Nando’s, but I can tell you how many children are living in poverty in Fishermead.”

Paul Graham (Lib Dem) 2/5

1. Who is the manager of MK Dons?

Answer Don’t know

2. What year was Milton Keynes founded?

Answer: 1967

3. What was number one on Radio 1’s Sunday chart show?

Answer: Don’t know

4. How much is an off-peak travelcard from MK to London?

Answer: £19

5. How many Nando’s do we have in Milton Keynes? 
Answer: Two

“I think I’m doing really badly...”

David Reilly (UKIP) 2/5

1. Who is the manager of MK Dons?

Answer: “Karl Robin... Robin-something”

2. What year was Milton Keynes founded?

Asnwer: 1967

3. What was number one on Radio 1’s Sunday chart show?

Answer: Don’t know

4. How much is an off-peak travelcard from MK to London?

Answer: £25

5. How many Nando’s do we have in Milton Keynes?

Answer: Three

“Oh no, I really hope the election doesn’t depend on this.”

> Milton Keynes South

Iain Stewart (Conservative) 4/5

1. Who plays hockey at the MK Arena?

Answer: MK Lightning

2. Who are the new presenters taking over from Dermot O’Leary on the X Factor?

Answer: Olly Murs

3. How did Liz Leyh leave a lasting legacy in Milton Keynes?

Answer: Artist/designer of Concrete Cows

4. How much is a pint of milk?

Answer: 49p

5. How many roundabouts are there in Milton Keynes?

Answer: 300 main roundabouts, 500 in total

“How many roundabouts? Oh crumbs.”

Samantha Pancheri (Green Party) 1/5

1. Who plays hockey at the MK Arena? 
Answer: Don’t know

2. Who are the new presenters taking over from Dermot O’Leary on the X Factor?

Answer: Don’t know

3. How did Liz Leyh leave a lasting legacy in Milton Keynes?

Answer: Designed Concrete Cows

4. How much is a pint of milk?

Answer: 40p

5. How many roundabouts are there in Milton Keynes?

Answer: 30 main roundabouts, 50 in total

“Oh let me think, I know this one!”

Stephen Fulton (Independent) 1/5

1. Who plays hockey at the MK Arena?

Answer: Don’t know

2. Who are the new presenters taking over from Dermot O’Leary on the X Factor?

Answer: Don’t know

3. How did Liz Leyh leave a lasting legacy in Milton Keynes?

Answer: Don’t know

4. How much is a pint of milk?

Answer: 50p

5. How many roundabouts are there in Milton Keynes?

Answer: 121 main roundabouts, 250 in total

“Can you ask me questions I know the answers to?”

Andrew Pakes (Labour) 2/5

1. Who plays hockey at the MK Arena?

Answer: Don’t know

2. Who are the new presenters taking over from Dermot O’Leary on the X Factor?

Answer: Olly Murs

3. How did Liz Leyh leave a lasting legacy in Milton Keynes?

Answer: Didn’t answer in time

4. How much is a pint of milk?

Answer: 49p

5. How many roundabouts are there in Milton Keynes?

Answer: 96 main roundabouts, 200 in total

“Oh I know it’s Olly Murs and that woman.”

Lisa Smith (Lib Dem) 1/5

1. Who plays hockey at the MK Arena?

Answer: Don’t know

2. Who plays hockey at the MK Arena?

Answer: Don’t know

3. How did Liz Leyh leave a lasting legacy in Milton Keynes?

Answer: Artwork of Concrete Cows

4. How much is a pint of milk?

Answer: 90p

5. How many roundabouts are there in Milton Keynes?

Answer: 200 main roundabouts, 500 in total

“How many roundabouts? Now that’s a good question.”

Vince Peddle (UKIP) 1/5

1. Who plays hockey at the MK Arena?

Answer: MK Lightning

2. Who are the new presenters taking over from Dermot O’Leary on the X Factor?

Answer: Don’t know

3. How did Liz Leyh leave a lasting legacy in Milton Keynes?

Answer: Don’t know

4. How much is a pint of milk?

Answer: 70p

5. How many roundabouts are there in Milton Keynes?

Answer: 40 main roundabouts, 80 in total

“You have caught me at work so I think my answers are a bit off...”

Milton Keynes North winner: Mark Lancaster

Milton Keynes South winner: Iain Stewart