Political Profiles

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
Ed Davey

Davey, Sir Ed

The current Liberal Democrat leader, is said to have been put off Conservative Politics 'for life' after attending a Young Conservatives disco in his youth. A childhood carer, both Davey's parents died before he was 16.Read More
Ruth Davidson blasts C4 privatisation as 'opposite of levelling up'

Davidson, Ruth

Ruth Davidson was formerly the long standing leader of the Scottish Consrevative Party. She oversaw a growth of Conservative support and representation in Scotland. She now sits in the House of Lords.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
Chingford and Woodford Green, Conservative

Duncan Smith, Iain

A former national schools triple jump champion, Iain Duncan Smith is the only Conservative Party leader since the war, never to have contested a General Election. He later oversaw the introduction of Universal Credit.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
Mr Hague is very popular within the party

Hague, William

William Hague was a dominant figure in Conservative politics between 1995 and 2015. As a youngster, he admitted drinking 14 pints a day when working hauling crates of drinks into Yorkshire pubs for his family's firm.Read More

Hammond, Philip

Hammond spent five years occupying two of the Great Offices of State, first as Foreign Secretary, and then as Chancellor of the Exchequer. Apparently a former Goth, he went to school with the TV presenter, Richard Madeley.Read More
Michael Heseltine

Heseltine, Michael

One of the leading British political figures of the late 20th century, Lord Heseltine was Deputy Prime Minster, and served as an MP from 1966 to 2001. A keen gardener, he has appeared on 'Gardener's World'.Read More
Jeremy Hunt is MP for South West Surrey, Conservative

Hunt, Jeremy

Chancellor of the Exchequer and former Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt was also the longest serving Health Secretary in British history. He speaks Japanese, and loves ballroom dancing. His father was once Commander-in-Chief of the Fleet.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
Sajid Javid is MP for Bromsgrove, Conservative

Javid, Sajid

Sajid Javid was the first person of colour to hold one of the ‘Great Offices of State’. Health Secretary. Living in Bristol, he grew up on what one tabloid dubbed 'Britain’s most dangerous street'. At school he was told to pursue a career in TV Repair.Read More
Robert Jenrick

Jenrick, Robert

Robert Jenrick was once the youngest Cabinet Minister when serving in the Cabinet between 2019 and 2021. He is currently the minister of immigration. Married to the daughter of Holocaust survivors, Jenrick was a Director of Christie's Auction House before becoming an MP.Read More
Livingston suggests his mayoral opponent lack credibility, as it is confirmed Johnson will run on the Tory ticket.

Johnson, Boris

Prime Minister since 2019, former Foreign Secretary, and Mayor of London, Johnson has so far forged a reputation as an electoral winner. He is a close school friend of Princess Diana's brother, Charles Spencer.Read More
Carrie Symonds

Johnson, Carrie

Profile of Carrie Johnson, the partner of former Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and mother of his young son Wilfred. She is a campaigner for animal welfare.Read More
Stanley Johnson

Johnson, Stanley

Best known as the father of Boris, Stanley Johnson was once a politician in his own right. An animal welfare and environmental campaigner, in 1984 he was awarded the Greenpeace Prize for Outstanding Services to the Environment.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