Political Profiles

Stratton, Allegra

Stratton was the former political editor of Newsnight before later becoming the Downing Street Press Secretary. The anticipated televised briefings were later shelved, and Stratton was moved to a post with the COP26 summit.Read More
Nicola Sturgeon

Sturgeon, Nicola

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was ranked as the 50th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine. If she serves out her full term, Sturgeon will have been First Minister for a longer period than Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister.Read More

Sunak, Rishi

Rishi Sunak has been Chancellor of the Exchequer since 2020. Sunak’s parents came to the UK from east Africa. His father was a GP and his mother ran her own local chemist shop.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

Wakeford, Christian

Labour MP for Bury South. Elected as a Conservative but crossed the floor in January 2022. Former insurance broker, who has sat on Pendle Council and Lancashire County Council. Youth worker at his local church. Likes real ale.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 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