Political Profiles

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
People 'can enjoy their Christmas with loved ones' says Raab as Omicron rates rise

Raab, Dominic

The son of Czech refugees,. Deputy prime minister and justice secretary under Rishi Sunak between 2022 and 2023. He served as Foreign Secretary between 2019 and 2021. A lawyer who once defended Tony Blair at the Hague against a subpoena from former Yugoslav President Milošević, Raab has a black belt in Karate and an Oxford Boxing Blue.Read More
Angela Rayner MP

Rayner, Angela

Angela Rayner is the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party. She previously announced becoming a grandmother at the comparatively young age of 37, with the Twitter hashtag #Grangela.Read More
Jacob Rees-Mogg wants a Tory-only government to roll back the state

Rees-Mogg, Jacob

Having previously been described as 'the Member of Parliament for the 18th century', Jacob Rees-Mogg was the former business secretary and leader of the house of commons. His father was formerly the Editor of the Times newspaper.Read More
Rachel Reeves: One of three Labour MPs demanding red line on freedom of movement

Reeves, Rachel

A former Bank of England economist, `Rachel Reeves is the current Shadow Chancellor. Her husband was once a speech writer for Gordon Brown, during his time as Chancellor.Read More
Amber Rudd

Rudd, Amber

The former Home Secretary stood down from Westminster in 2019, but has refused to rule out a political comeback. She is apparently a direct descendent of the 17th century King, Charles II.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