Political Profiles

Diane Abbot is MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington, Labour

Abbott, Diane

Diane Abbott was the first black woman to be elected to Parliament. The veteran left winger has been an MP for well over thirty years. At school she performed in Romeo and Juliet with Michael Portillo, albeit not in the title roles.Read More
Yvette Cooper

Balls, Ed

The long time advisor to Gordon Brown sat in the last Labour Cabinet. He was Shadow Chancellor between 2010 and 2015. Now a broadcaster, he is married to Yvette Cooper MP, and enjoys baking. Podcast with George Osborne.Read More
John Bercow

Bercow, John

John Bercow was the Commons Speaker through one of British politics most turbulent decades.  Depending on whom you ask, he is either a national icon, or simply the worst Speaker in modern British history. Traitors contestant.Read More

Brabin, Tracy

Tracy Brabin is the Labour Metro Mayor of West Yorkshire. She is the first woman to hold a role as a UK Metro mayor. Formerly the Labour MP for Batley and Spen, she previously starred in Coronation Street.Read More
Gordon Brown is MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath, Labour

Brown, Gordon

Gordon Brown served as Prime Minister between 2007 and 2010. He was previously the longest serving Chancellor since Gladstone. As a boy, he used to sell the programmes for his local football team, Raith Rovers. Read More
Andy Burnham

Burnham, Andy

Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, is the self styled 'King of the North'. The bookies favourite to be the next Labour leader, he has twice stood for the position before. In his 2010 bid, he received a £10,000 donation from footballer, Jamie Carragher.Read More
Official records show James Callaghan threatened to resign as PM rather than give in to possible police strike

Callaghan, James

Jim Callaghan is Britain‘s longest-lived Prime Minister, dying at the age of 93, A former tax inspector, he is the only person to have ever held all four ‘great offices‘ of the British state.Read More
Alastair Campbell said UK's media has been subverted by a small number of journalists

Campbell, Alistair

The former Downing Street Director of Communications remains involved in politics. He is a triathlete, cold water swimmer, and an accomplished player of the bagpipes.Read More
Yvette Cooper, shadow home secretary, on police privatisation and financial crime

Cooper, Yvette

Yvette Cooper is the Shadow Home Secrtary, former Labour Cabinet Minister and former Chair of the Commons Home Affairs Committee. She is married to Ed Balls. Her father was once General Secretary of the Trade Union, Prospect.Read More
The media attack on Corbyn has been savage

Corbyn, Jeremy

The former Labour Leader, now runs a 'Project for Peace and Justice'. The six times winner of the Parliamentary beard of the year, Corbyn grew up in Shropshire where he attended prep school.Read More
Edinburgh South West, Labour

Darling, Alistair

As a student activist, the former Labour Chancellor Alistair Darling, was said to have handed out Marxist leaflets. In 2015, he joined the Board of the bank Morgan Stanley.Read More
Anneliese Dodds

Dodds, Anneliese

Previously the first ever female Shadow Chancellor, Dodds is now Chair of the Labour Party. A native of Aberdeen, she has previously described the idea that there is some sort of separate Scottish race as 'a fiction' and 'very bizarre'.Read More

Drakeford, Mark

The First Minister of Wales has been described as 'more post office than box office', but nevertheless won a convincing victory in the 2021 elections. A clarinet player, he says he would be a cricket groundsman, if living again.Read More
Glenda Jackson: "The kind of behaviour you saw in parliament would not be tolerated for 30 seconds in a professional theatre."

Jackson, Glenda

The Oscar winning actress served as a Labour MP for 23 years. Although loathing Margaret Thatcher, she has previously expressed some admiration and sympathy for Theresa May.Read More
Sadiq Khan: "I'll always do the job myself"

Khan, Sadiq

Sadiq Khan has been London Mayor since 2016. Once the Labour MP for Tooting, in his youth, he had cricket trials for Surrey and was an amateur boxer. He may be Mayor of London, but he supports Liverpool FC.Read More
Neil Kinnock

Kinnock, Neil

Neil Kinnock was Leader of the Labour Party between 1983 and 1992, and a European Commissioner between 1995 and 2004. President Joe Biden once jokingly described him as 'my greatest ever speechwriter'.Read More

Lady Victoria Starmer

A profile of Lady Victoria Starmer, the wife of the current labour leader, and former solicitor who once remarked 'Who the ***, does he think he is".Read More
Lisa Nandy during a recent Labour leadership hustings in Nottingham

Lisa Nandy

Having worked in politics all her life, Nandy became Shadow Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing, Communities & Local Government in 2021. She was previously Shadow Foreign Secretary between 2020 and 2021. Nandy's father was a Marxist academic, whilst her grandfather was once a Liberal MP.Read More
David Miliband

Miliband, David

The former Foreign Secretary now lives and works in New York. He has been careful not to rule out a return to UK politics. He joined the Labour Party at early age, much to the consternation of his father, the leading Marxist academic.Read More