Alan Meale

Alan Meale, Labour MP for Mansfield

Alan Reid

Alan Reid, Liberal Democrat MP for Argyll and Bute -

Alasdair McDonnell

Alasdair McDonnell, Social Democratic & Labour Party MP for Belfast South

Albert Owen

Albert Owen, Labour MP for Ynys Mon

Alcohol duties

Most products containing alcohol are subject to a series of excise duties: either spirits duty, wine and made wine duty, beer duty or cider and perry duty. These duties are collected by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs and are levied on manufacturers and importers.

Aldous, Peter

Peter Aldous, Conservative MP for Waveney

Alex Salmond – Profile

Alex Salmond, SNP MP for Gordon

Ali, Rushanara

Rushanara Ali, Labour MP for Bethnal Green & Bow

Alison Seabeck

Alison Seabeck, MP for Plymouth, Moor View, Labour

Alistair Burt

Alistair Burt, Conservative MP for North East Bedfordshire

Alistair Campbell – Profile

Shortly after his victory in the 1994 Labour Party leadership election, Tony Blair appointed Alastair Campbell as his Press Secretary. Among his many contributions during the period 1994-1997, Campbell was said to have coined the name ‘New Labour’; drafted the speech that led to the symbolic rewriting of Clause IV in the Labour Party constitution;...

Alistair Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, Liberal Democrat MP for Orkney and Shetland

Alistair Darling – Profile

Overview Born on November 28, 1953, in London, Alistair Darling is the son of a Conservative voting engineer and the great-nephew of a Conservative MP. Despite this background, Darling went on to become a Labour MP in Edinburgh from 1987 to 2015. His most prominent role in government was as Gordon Brown’s Chancellor of the...

All-Party Groups

Numerous all-party groups (APGs) are set up in Parliament, each having its own terms of reference. They allow for MPs to promote the interests of certain subjects or countries (eg motorcycling or the USA) and have ad hoc cross-party membership. APGs are registered and regulated by House authorities.

Allan, Lucy

Lucy Allan, Conservative MP for Telford

Allegra Stratton – Profile

Downing Street Press Secretary Allegra Stratton assumed her new role as Downing Street Press Secretary on 8 October 2020, and is steadily becoming a household name as the face of Downing Street. Following the perceived success of the daily televised press conferences that marked the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Johnson decided to make...

Alliance party

The Alliance party describes itself as a non-sectarian party which advocates co-operation between nationalist and unionist communities and is aligned with the Liberal Democrats. The Alliance party has been involved in Northern Irish politics since the early 1970s but it has never really been able to shrug off its small party status. Its most well-known...

Alun Michael

Cardiff South and Penarth, Labour

Amber Rudd – Profile

Amber Rudd, Conservative MP for Hastings and Rye