Political Profiles

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
Priti Patel MP

Patel, Priti

Priti Patel served as Home Secretary between 2019 and 2022. Patel previously worked as the press officer for the Referendum Party. Her father once stood for UKIP in local council elections.Read More
Jess Phillips

Phillips, Jess

Jess Phillips, has been the Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley since 2015. Despite her criticisms of the Corbynite left, Philips actually quit the Labour Party in 2005 over her opposition to the Iraq War.Read More
Michael Portillo

Portillo, Michael

The former Defence Secretary, who starred in a Ribena advert at the age of 8, left the Commons in 2005. Now known as a railway broadcaster, Portillo describes his greatest political achievement as saving the Settle to Carlisle railway.Read More
John Prescott

Prescott, John

John Prescott served as Deputy Prime Minister between 1997 and 2007. Once a ship steward, and a waiter, in 1957, Prescott served the former Prime Minister Anthony Eden only nine days after his resignation.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