Political Profiles

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
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
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
Alok Sharma is MP for Reading West, Conservative

Sharma, Alok

Alok Sharma, is the UK Cabinet Minister who will be President of the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference. He was born in India, but moved to Reading, where he is now the MP, at the age of five. Read More
Lindsay Hoyle

Sir Lindsay Hoyle

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
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
Starmer

Starmer, Keir Sir

Keir Starmer was elected Labour leader in 2020 with 56% of the vote. Before being first elected to Parliament in 2015, he was the Director of Public Prosecutions. Starmer is also an amateur footballer and vegetarian.Read More

Sunak, Rishi

Rishi Sunak served as Chancellor of the Exchequer between 2020 and 2022. Sunak’s parents came to the UK from east Africa. His father was a GP and his mother ran her own local chemist shop. He was once voted Britain's sexiest MP.Read More
Swinson is MP for East Dunbartonshire and business minister

Swinson, Jo

Jo Swinson was the Liberal Democrat leader for six months going into the 2019 General Election. No longer an MP, she then became a visiting Professor at Cranfield University. A keen runner, Swinson suffers from a severe peanut allergy.Read More
Nick Thomas-Symonds MP

Thomas-Symonds, Nick

Nick Thomas-Symonds is the Shadow International Trade Secteary. Little known by the public when Shadow Home Secretary, he is a former barrister, who has written a number of political biographies. He met his wife at school.Read More
Tony Blair delivers his tenth and final new year's message

Tony Blair

Prime Minister between 1997 and 2007, Tony Blair is the only Labour leader to have won three consecutive General Elections. As Chairman of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, he has started to become more active again on the broadcast media in recent times.Read More
Elizabeth Truss MP

Truss, Liz

First appointed in 2014, Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss is now one of the UK's longest serving cabinet ministers. Growing up in a left wing family and going on CND marches in her childhood, Truss was an active Liberal Democrat when at university.Read More
Tom Watson

Watson, Tom

Having served as Deputy Leader of the Labour Party between 2015 and 2019, Watson stood down from Parliament just a few weeks before his seat was gained by the Conservatives in 2019. Now a gym enthusiast, he still retains his love of music and video games.Read More
Helen Whately MP

Whately, Helen

Helen Whately is former the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury. She served as the Minister of State for Social Care during the coronavirus pandemic. Tipped for the Cabinet, Whately is a keen horse rider, and was once a member of the British Junior Eventing Squad.Read More
Ann Widdecombe

Widdecombe, Ann

Once the Conservative Party's Shadow Home Secretary, Widdecombe became an MEP for the Brexit Party in 2019. A star of Strictly Come Dancing, Widdecombe has also written an agony aunt column and starred in Panto.Read More

Williamson, Gavin

Gavin Williamson is the former Secretary of State for Education and Defence. When serving as the government Chief Whip, he was said to keep a tarantula on his desk. He worked in manufacturing before becoming an MP, his father apparently telling him to get a 'proper job' rather than one with the Conservative Party. Read More