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Truss

Liz Truss Salary

An overview of the salary of Liz Truss. A breakdown of her current earnings, how it compares, and what she might earn as prime minister.Read More

Lightwood, Simon

Labour MP for Wakefield who won a by-election in June 2022. The first Labour MP to gain a by-election seat for the party since 2012. He formerly worked in communications for the NHS.Read More

Labour Party

The Labour Party has been in power for just over a third of the period since the War. In 2019, the Labour Party had 485,000 members, making it by far Britain's largest political party. In terms of voting behaviour, the party currently polls better as a voter's level of formal education rises.Read More

Liberal Democrats

The Liberal Democrats are a centre-left, pro-European, political party, colloquially referred to as the Lib Dems. Recently on an electoral roller coaster, the Lib Dem vote share declined from 23% in 2010 to 8% in 2015, and 11% in 2019. Lib Dems receive their highest support from 30-39-year-olds.Read More
Unions protest in Westminster

Lobbying

Lobbying is a catch-all term to describe 'special interest' groups and their tactics to gain influence in the political process,. As former Prime Minister, David Cameron, has discovered, the influence of lobbyists is said to be at its greatest, when their activities go 'largely unnoticed by the public'.Read More
Local Government Structure

Local government structure

An overview of the local government structure in the UK, outlining the different tiers of councils and their respective powers.Read More

Lewer, Andrew

Conservative MP for Northampton South. Former leader of Derbyshire County Council, and one time Member of the European Parliament. Previously worked in publishing. Read More
Brandon Lewis is MP for Great Yarmouth, Conservative

Lewis, Brandon

Conservative MP for Great Yarmouth. Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. Former Conservative Party Chairman. Former barrister and leader of Brentwood Council. Triathlete.Read More
East Worthing and Shoreham, Conservative

Loughton, Timothy

Conservative M for East Worthing and Shoreham. Former Children's Minister. One time investment banker. Banned from China. Said to meditate in the bath for up to an hour each morning.Read More
Ian Lavery MP

Lavery, Ian

Labour MP for Wansbeck. On the hard left of the Labour Party, Chair of the Party under Corbyn. Former miner and President of the NUM. Newcastle fan who dislikes Mike Ashley. Likes greyhound racing. Read More
Edward Leigh is MP for Gainsborough, Conservative

Leigh, Edward

Conservative MP for Gainsborough. Veteran MP who was a member of the Major government. Worked in Margaret Thatcher's private office between 1977 and 1979. Barrister. On the right of the Conservative Party. Prominent Catholic MP.Read More
Tony Lloyd is MP for Manchester Central, Labour

Lloyd, Tony

Labour MP for Rochdale. Veteran Labour politician. Former Minister, one time Chair of the PLP, and Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner. Previously a business lecturer at Salford University and Trafford councillor.Read More
Julian Lewis is MP for New Forest East, Conservative

Lewis, Julian

Julian Lewis, Conservative MP for New Forest EastRead More
Jack Lopresti is MP for Filton & Bradley Stoke, Conservative

Lopresti, Jack

Conservative MP for Filton & Bradley Stoke. Worked in catering, property and financial services. Served as a gunner in Afghanistan with the Territorial Army. Bristol City Councillor. Now married to Conservative MP, Andrea Jenkyns.Read More

Longhi, Marco

Conservative MP for Dudley North. Elected in 2019. Trained as a pilot, worked in oil and gas, before building a property portfolio. Former Mayor of Walsall. Grew up in Rome, but supported Brexit.Read More

Logan, Mark

Conservative MP for Bolton North East. Former diplomat who worked‌ at the British Consulate-General in Shanghai. Also has a background in public relations. Speaks mandarin.Read More
Rt Hon David Lammy MP speaking at the launch of his report Taking Its Toll

Lammy, David

Labour MP for Tottenham. Shadow Foreign Secretary. Minister in the last Labour government. Former Barrister. Studied at Harvard Law school, friend of Barack Obama. On the soft left of Labour.Read More

Loder, Chris

Conservative MP for West Dorset. Elected in 2019. Former train guard who became a Manager with South West Trains. West Dorset Councillor. Christian who is a church organist and bell ringer.Read More

Lockhart, Carla

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) MP for Upper Bann. Farmer, and former MLA. The DUP's only woman MP, and one of the party's younger figures.Read More