Political Profiles

Nigel Farage: The love-in continues

Farage, Nigel

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
Arlene Foster

Foster, Arlene

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

Galloway, George

The former Respect and Labour MP is still active in seeking a political comeback. 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
Lindsay Hoyle

Hoyle, Sir Lindsay

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
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, currently a £290,000 per year post, since 2015. She has said she would die for impartiality.Read More
Caroline Lucas is standing for parliament in Brighton Pavilion

Lucas, Caroline

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
Peter Murrell

Murrell, Peter

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 is one of the most influential people in Scottish politics.Read More
Rishi Sunak leaves No. 11 Downing Street ahead of his summer statement to Parliament (photo: Press Association)

Murthy, Akshata

Akshata Murthy 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
Michelle O'Neill

O’Neill, Michelle

Michelle O'Neill 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
Robert Peston

Peston, Robert

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
BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2020

Rashford, Marcus

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
Sophy Ridge

Ridge, Sophy

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
Alex Salmond

Salmond. Alex

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

Stratton, Allegra

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
Nicola Sturgeon

Sturgeon, Nicola

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was ranked as the 50th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine. If she serves out her full term, Sturgeon will have been First Minister for a longer period than Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister.Read More