Political Profiles

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
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
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
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
Jeremy Hunt is MP for South West Surrey, Conservative

Hunt, Jeremy

A former Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt is 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. 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
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
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
Lisa Nandy during a recent Labour leadership hustings in Nottingham

Lisa Nandy

Having worked in politics all her life, Nandy became Shadow Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing, Communities & Local Government in 2021. She was previously Shadow Foreign Secretary between 2020 and 2021. Nandy's father was a Marxist academic, whilst her grandfather was once a Liberal MP.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
Theresa May became the oldest prime minister since Thatcher when she turned 60 yesterday.

May, Theresa

Prime Minister between 2016 and 2019, Theresa May was previously the longest serving Home Secretary for sixty years. Since leaving office, she has earned considerable sums on the commercial speaking circuit.Read More