John Major Biography, British Politician, John Major Biography and Profile, Sir John Major Biography and Profile, British Prime Minister, Conservative Party Leader

John Major was born on 29th March 1943, the son of Tom Ball, known as Tom Major, and Gwen Major. Following Margaret Thatcher, John Major became UK Prime Minister. The label of ‘Tory sleaze’ stuck and lost John Major’s government further credibility. The economy picked up after leaving the Exchange Rate Mechanism, and, under John Major, the beginning of Britain’s longest period of continuous economic growth began. Sir John Major Biography and Profile. Read more

Boris Johnson Biography, Boris Johnson Biography and Profile, Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, British Politician, British Journalist, Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson (Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson) born 19 June 1964, a British politician, journalist. Johnson’s maternal grandfather was the lawyer Sir James Fawcett. Johnson’s paternal great-grandfather was Circassian-Turkish journalist Ali Kemal who was a secular Muslim; his father’s other ancestry includes English and French, including descent from King George II of Great Britain. Johnson’s mother was Charlotte Fawcett; an artist from a family of liberal intellectuals, she had married Stanley in 1963, prior to their move to the U.S. She is the granddaughter of Elias Avery Lowe, a palaeographer, who was a Russian Jewish immigrant to the U.S., and Helen Tracy Lowe-Porter, a translator of Thomas Mann. Boris Johnson Biography and Profile. Read more

Theresa May Biography, UK Conservative Party, UK Politician, Political Leader, British Politician, Theresa Mary May Biography and Profile, British Prime Minister, UK Prime Minister

Theresa May, the UK Conservative Party leader and second female prime minister, was born on 1 October 1956. After starting her career at the Bank of England, Theresa went on to the Association for Payment Clearing Services, firstly as Head of the European affairs unit from 1989 to 1996 and then as Senior Adviser on international affairs from 1996 to 1997. Read Theresa Mary May Biography and Profile. Read more

British Labour Party Politician, Jeremy Corbyn Biography, British Politician, Jeremy Corbyn Biography and Profile, British Political Leader

Jeremy Corbyn was born on 26 May 1949. His election as Labour leader in September 2015, at the age of 66, was one of the biggest upsets in British political history. On his frugal lifestyle: “I don’t spend a lot of money, I lead a very normal life, I ride a bicycle and I don’t have a car.” Read Jeremy Bernard Corbyn Biography and Profile. Read more