Callaghan, James

Overview Jim Callaghan was Britain‘s longest-lived Prime Minister, he died on the eve of his 93rd birthday on 26th March 2005. Before going into politics, Callaghan worked as a clerk in an Inland Revenue office and in 1936 he became a full-time trade union official. During the Second World War, Callaghan volunteered for the Royal...

Callum McCaig

Callum McCaig, SNP MP for Aberdeen South

Calum Kerr

Calum Kerr, SNP MP for Berwickshire, Roxburgh & Selkirk

Cameron, David

David Cameron, Conservative MP for Witney

Cameron, Lisa

Lisa Cameron, SNP MP for East Kilbride, Strathaven, Stonehouse & Lesmahagow

Campbell, Alistair

Alastair  Campbell – Recent Years In 2003 Campbell left his position as Downing Street Director of Communications, but has hardly left politics. He worked as Campaign Director for Labour’s winning 2005 election campaign, and acted as an advisor to Gordon Brown and Ed Miliband during their roles as PM and leaders of the Labour Party...

Campbell, Gregory

Gregory Campbell, DUP MP for Londonderry East

Campbell, Sir Alan

Alan Campbell, Labour MP for Tynemouth

Cancer Research

What is cancer? Cancer is any malignant growth or tumour caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division. It is widely believed that damaged DNA and genes are the ‘driving force’ behind the development of cancer and they are therefore the focus of cancer research. Unlike in healthy cells, damaged DNA is not capable of repair...

Cancer Treatment

Cancer is any malignant growth or tumour caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division.

Cannabis – Medicinal Use

What is Cannabis? Cannabis is a durable hemp plant. The cannabis plant can be used to produce a number of products including seeds, pulp, and medicine. The pulp is used as fuel and to make paper, the seed is used in foods, and the oil from the seed can be used as a base for...

Cannabis Laws

What is the law on cannabis in the UK? Cannabis remains illegal to possess, distribute, sell or grow in the UK. Cannabis is classified as a class B drug.  As such any person who is caught with cannabis risks up to five years imprisonment, an unlimited fine, or both. While being convicted of producing and...

Capital Punishment

Capital punishment is the use of the death penalty by the state.

Carbon offsetting

Carbon offsetting aims to achieve an overall net reduction in greenhouse gases. Rather than reducing carbon emissions, individuals and businesses are encouraged to compensate for their emissions to achieve a carbon neutral net result.

Carden, Dan

Dan Carden is the Labour MP for Liverpool Walton, having first been elected to Parliament in 2017. The Liverpool, Walton seat is the safest Labour seat and the safest seat in the entire country, with Labour gaining 84% of the vote in the 2019 general election and a majority of 30,520 over the Conservative Party....

Care Act 2014

What is the 2014 Care Act? The 2014 Care Act changed the way that adults in England who require care due to old age, illness or disability receive support. The Act replaced most existing legislation on this issue. The Guardian newspaper called the Act, ‘the most significant change in social care law for 60 years.’...

Carer’s Allowance

What is Carer’s Allowance? Carer’s Allowance is a non-contributory, non means tested benefit paid to carers whose incomes are affected by significant caring responsibilities. Carer’s Allowance is payable to people caring ‘regularly and substantially’ for a person in receipt of a qualifying disability benefit. In 2021, Carer’s Allowance was paid at the rate of £67.60...

Carmichael, Alistair

Alistair Carmichael, Liberal Democrat MP for Orkney and Shetland

Caroline Flint

Caroline Flint, Labour MP for Don Valley