What are apprenticeships? Apprenticeships are real, paid jobs which incorporate on and off the job training. Apprentices have the same rights as other employees, and the right to be paid at least at the level of the apprentice rate of the national minimum wage. Upon completing their contract, a successful apprentice will receive a nationally...

Argar, Edward

Edward Argar, Conservative MP for Charnwood

Arts Funding

What is arts funding? Arts funding typically refers to the financial support provided to the Arts sector by the Government. This money is primarily gathered through lottery funding and general taxation, and allocated through a grant system by a few arts funding bodies. Government support for the arts is directed at both the performing arts...

Ashworth, Jonathan

Jonathan Ashworth, Labour MP for Leicester South

Assembly (Wales)

The Assembly is a bilingual body. It operates in English and Welsh and is overseen by a Presiding Officer – the chair – who is elected at the first plenary meeting after an election. An official record of proceedings in plenary sessions is maintained in both languages. It is normally published 24 hours after the...

Atherton, Sarah

Sarah Atherton is‌ ‌the‌ Conservative ‌MP‌ ‌for Wrexham‌‌,‌ ‌having‌ ‌first‌ ‌been‌ ‌elected‌ ‌to‌ ‌Parliament‌ ‌in‌ 2019, becoming the first Conservative MP to represent the Wrexham constituency since its creation in 1918.  She has a majority of 2,131. The Wrexham constituency‌ ‌is‌ ‌found‌ ‌within‌ ‌the‌ ‌Welsh County of Clwyd ‌and‌ ‌covers Wrexham, Gwersyllt, and the surrounding...

Atkins, Victoria

Victoria Atkins, Conservative MP for Louth & Horncastle

Austin Mitchell

Austin Mitchell, Labour MP for Great Grimsby

Aviation expansion

The aviation industry experienced massive growth in the 1980s and 1990s. The UK was one of the principal beneficiaries of this growth, and today, it has an aviation sector that is second only to that of the USA.

Bacon, Gareth

Gareth Bacon is the Conservative MP for Orpington, having first been elected to Parliament in 2019. Orpington is found within outer South East London and covers Orpington and Biggin Hill. Gareth was elected with a majority of 22,378 over the Labour Party. Born on the 7th of April 1972, Gareth was educated at the University...

Bacon, Richard

Richard Bacon, Conservative MP for South Norfolk

Badenoch, Kemi

Kemi Badenoch is‌ ‌the Conservative ‌‌MP‌ ‌for Saffron Walden‌, having‌ ‌first‌ ‌been‌ ‌elected‌ ‌to‌ ‌Parliament‌ ‌in 2017‌. The Saffron Walden constituency ‌is‌ ‌found‌ ‌within‌ ‌the‌ ‌county‌ ‌of Essex‌ ‌and‌ ‌covers‌ Saffron Walden, Great Dunmow and Halstead.  Stansted Airport is found within this constituency. Kemi was‌ ‌elected‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌2019‌ ‌General‌ ‌Election‌ ‌with‌ ‌a‌ ‌majority‌ ‌of‌...

Badger Culling

What is badger culling? In select circumstances, a proportion of animals are killed to reduce the total population size of the species. This practice is known as culling. In the United Kingdom there are estimated to be between 250,000 and 400,000 badgers.  This amounts to a quarter of the world’s population of badgers. In the...

Bailey, Shaun

Shaun Bailey is‌ ‌the‌ Conservative ‌MP‌ ‌for West Bromwich West‌‌,‌ ‌having‌ ‌first‌ ‌been‌ ‌elected‌ ‌to‌ ‌Parliament‌ ‌in‌ December 2019.  West Bromwich West also‌ ‌covers‌ the towns of Tipton and Wednesbury. Shaun ‌was‌ ‌elected‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌2019‌ ‌General‌ ‌Election‌ ‌with‌ ‌a‌ ‌majority‌ ‌of‌ 3,799. Born‌ ‌on the 22th of July 1992, Shaun is one of the...

Baillie, Siobhan

Siobhan Baillie is the Conservative MP for Stroud, ‌having‌ ‌first‌ ‌been‌ ‌elected‌ ‌to‌ ‌Parliament‌ ‌in 2019‌. The Stroud constituency ‌is‌ ‌found‌ ‌within‌ ‌the‌ ‌county‌ ‌of Gloucestershire‌ ‌and‌ ‌covers‌ Stroud, Dursley and Stonehouse. Siobhan was‌ ‌elected‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌2019‌ ‌General‌ ‌Election‌ ‌with‌ ‌a‌ ‌majority‌ ‌of‌ 3,840 ‌over‌ ‌Labour. Born‌ ‌on the 28th of August 1981‌, Siobhan left...

Baker, Duncan

Duncan Baker is‌ ‌the‌ Conservative ‌MP‌ ‌for‌ North Norfolk‌,‌ ‌having‌ ‌first‌ ‌been‌ ‌elected‌ ‌to‌ ‌Parliament‌ ‌in 2019‌. The North Norfolk constituency‌ is found‌ ‌within‌ ‌the‌ ‌county‌ ‌of‌ ‌Norfolk and‌ ‌covers‌ Cromer, Wells-next-the-sea, Sheringham and the surrounding area‌. He was elected with ‌a‌ ‌majority‌ ‌of‌ 14,395 ‌over‌ ‌the Liberal Democrats‌.‌ ‌ Born‌ ‌on‌ the 15th November 1979‌,...

Baker, Steve

Steve Baker, Conservative MP for Wycombe

Baldwin, Harriett

Harriett Baldwin, Conservative MP for West Worcestershire

Balls, Edward

Morley and Outwood, Labour