Political Profiles

Lady Victoria Starmer

A profile of Lady Victoria Starmer, the wife of the current labour leader, and former solicitor who once remarked 'Who the ***, does he think he is".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, and now presents the BBC's Sunday morning politics show. 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
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
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
Michelle O'Neill

Michelle O’Neill

Michelle O'Neill is First Minister of Northern Ireland. She 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
David Miliband

Miliband, David

The former Foreign Secretary now lives and works in New York. He has been careful not to rule out a return to UK politics. He joined the Labour Party at early age, much to the consternation of his father, the leading Marxist academic.Read More
Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon

One time Scottish First Minister and SNP Leader, Nicola Sturgeon was ranked as the 50th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine. Read More
Nigel Farage: The love-in continues

Nigel Farage

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
George Osborne is MP for Tatton, Conservative

Osborne, George

The Chancellor of the Exchequer between 2010 and 2016, Osborne stepped down from Westminster in 2017 at the age of 45. Osborne can be said to have ended his political career, by the age, that most politicians are just getting started.Read More

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
Peter Murrell

Peter Murrell

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 was once one of the most influential people in Scottish politics.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
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