Political Profiles

Rishi Sunak leaves No. 11 Downing Street ahead of his summer statement to Parliament (photo: Press Association)

Akshata Murthy Net Worth

Akshata Murty is a fashion designer and wife of the UK Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, Her share in Infosys, the software firm founded by her parents, has been estimated to make her richer than the Queen.Read More
Alex Salmond

Alex Salmond

Having left the SNP, the former party leader and Scottish First Minister, set up the Alba Party. However he failed to secure more than 2% of the vote in the 2021 Scottish elections.Read More

Allegra Stratton

Stratton was the former political editor of Newsnight before later becoming the Downing Street Press Secretary. The anticipated televised briefings were later shelved, and Stratton was moved to a post with the COP26 summit.Read More
Caroline Lucas is standing for parliament in Brighton Pavilion

Caroline Lucas

Caroline Lucas is the Green Party's only MP, an ex Leader of the Party, and a former 'MP of the Year'. Married to a former professional cricketer, she completed a PhD on Elizabethan Romance.Read More

Chris Mason

Chris Mason is the BBC's new political editor. The self described 'dalesman' has worked at the BBC for over 20 years, serving as a political correspondent for over a decade.Read More
Arlene Foster

Dame Arlene Foster

Arlene Foster was First Minister and Leader of the DUP, before being ousted in a coup in April 2021. As a child, she twice experienced the troubles first hand, when her father was shot, and her school bus was later bombed.Read More
Outspoken George Galloway in Iran

George Galloway

George Galloway, the former Respect and Labour MP, is now the Workers Party MP for Rochdale after his March 2024 by-election win. A Presenter for Russia Today TV, he is also remembered for his portrayal of a cat during an appearance on 'Celebrity Big Brother'.Read More
Laura Kuennsberg

Laura Kuenssberg

Laura Kuenssberg is the well-known face of the BBC's political programming. She has served as the BBC's Political Editor, and now presents the BBC's Sunday morning politics show. She has said she would die for impartiality.Read More
BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2020

Marcus Rashford

During the course of his 2020 expedition into British politics, the unelected footballer, can be said to have exerted more influence on policy, than many MPs might do in a twenty year backbench career at Westminster.Read More
Michelle O'Neill

Michelle O’Neill

Michelle O'Neill is First Minister of Northern Ireland. She is Vice President of Sinn Fein, and the Party's Leader in Northern Ireland. O'Neill became the first leader of Sinn Féin not to have an IRA past, although her father was once a provisional IRA prisoner during the Troubles.Read More
Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon

One time Scottish First Minister and SNP Leader, Nicola Sturgeon was ranked as the 50th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine. Read More
Nigel Farage: The love-in continues

Nigel Farage

A former commodities trader, Nigel Farage is almost certainly the most influential political figure in post war Britain never to have sat in the House of Commons.Read More

Parliamentary candidates

An insight into the backgrounds of some of the most interesting candidate bidding to become MPs in the 2024 general election.Read More
Peter Murrell

Peter Murrell

Peter Murrell is not well known to the public. However, as Chief Executive of the SNP for over 20 years, and husband of Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, Murrell was once one of the most influential people in Scottish politics.Read More
Robert Peston

Robert Peston

Robert Peston is the current Political Editor of ITV News. Peston is the son of a Labour Peer. During his youth, Peston has admitted wanting to himself become Prime Minister.Read More
Lindsay Hoyle

Sir Lindsay Hoyle

Lindsay Hoyle is the 158th Speaker of the House of Commons. He owns a parrot called Boris, apparently named after the Prime Minister'. The parrot has apparently mastered his owner's famous cry of 'Order, Order'.Read More
Sophy Ridge

Sophy Ridge

Sophy Ridge is the anchor of the Sky News political interview programme, Sophy Ridge. She has enjoyed a meteoric rise in political broadcasting, despite growing up in a household that lacked a TV until she was 13.Read More