Which Select Committee Chairman Are You?

Backbenchers of the world, unite and takeover.

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Which Select Committee Chairman Are You?

You got: Margaret Hodge of the public accounts select committee!

Relentless and fierce, you put the fear of god into tax-avoiding executives across Britain. Never one to duck a fight, you are happy to annoy the government as part of your one woman crusade to make Amazon and Google pay more tax. You don't have time for the corporation's nuanced arguments - you want them to pay more cash, fast.

Margaret Hodge of the public accounts select committee!
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You got: John Whittingdale of the culture, media and sport select committee

You are happy to take on even the mightiest of media barons, summoning Rupert Murdoch to parliament to face questions about phone hacking. Although you are perhaps not the most natural media performer, you still like your occasional day in the limelight and enjoy the good life. Despite looking every inch the Conservative MP you like to relax by listening to heavy metal.

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You got: James Arbuthnot of the defence select committee!

You are pure Conservative to the core: educated at Eton and the son of a Conservative MP who became a baronet. This led you to stand up for the interests of the armed forces. Patriotic and proud of Britain, you never quite fulfilled your promise as an MP but proved to be a steady pair of hands in the world of select committees. You're about about to step down to spend more time with your Irish wolfhounds – and ensure that you can take up a more profitable private sector job as soon as possible.

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You got: Tim Yeo of the energy and climate change select committee!

You are more at home on the golf course than in parliament and have just been deselected by your local constituency. You see no conflict of interest when it comes to debating green energy while also holding paid positions at several companies in that field, even though you had to temporarily step aside from leading the committee. You once tried to impress your constituents by setting an alarm on your phone and pretending it was David Cameron calling. You probably won't be missed.

Tim Yeo of the energy and climate change select committee!
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You got: Richard Ottaway of the foreign affairs select committee!

Old school to the core, you've seen it all before. An intensely relaxed former naval officer, you like Jazz music and sailing. You never became a minister but you know how parliament works, which allowed you to indulge pet interests such as cracking down on illegal scrap metal sales. You're quitting parliament but you'll miss the camaraderie. Got time for a stiff drink, old chap?

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You got: Keith Vaz of the home affairs select committee!

You are only happy when you're on the TV screen or quoted in the newspaper. Relentlessly demanding, you are obsessed with getting your soundbite on the 10 O'Clock News, which you often achieve. Your lust for media coverage has even seen you dance to Gangnam Style or sing along to Grease in return for column inches. Despite this, you get the job done and are one of the most successful campaigners in parliament.

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You got: Andrew Tyrie of the Treasury select committee!

If you were a drink you'd be a strong gin and tonic: sharp but relaxed, with a bit of a kick. You don't hate bankers but are constantly baffled by their callous approach to the financial crisis. A deep thinker who's hard to dislike, you've made up for a quiet career as a backbencher with some effective campaigns and played a major role in reforming the financial sector. In short, you're a good egg.

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You got: Anne Begg of the work & pensions select committee!

You are a relentless campaigner on behalf of the disabled and being in a wheelchair has never held you back. You strike fear into Iain Duncan Smith and seek to expose wrongdoing in absolutely everything. You are one of the government's worst enemies and left-wingers absolutely love you for it.

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You got: Stephen Dorrell of the health select committee!

You were the future, once. After entering parliament as the youngest MP and being tipped as a potential Prime Minister in the 1990s you found your niche in the world of select committees. Despite being a Conservative MP, you have been happy to criticise the government's NHS reforms. You are stubborn and are happy to take your Tory colleagues to pieces when they overstep the mark.

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