Hilary Benn, Labour Member of Parliament for Leeds Central, was born in London in 26 November 1953 to Tony and Caroline Benn. He attended Holland Park Comprehensive School and Sussex University. A former President of Ealing Acton Constituency Labour Party, he was elected to Ealing Borough Council in 1979 at the age of 25, becoming Chair of the Education Committee in 1986. Hilary James Wedgwood Benn Biography and Profile.
Heidi Allen, born 18 January 1975, is a British politician and MP. On 20 February 2019, Allen resigned from the Conservative Party to join the The Independent Group. On 29 March 2019, it was announced that The Independent Group had applied to become a political party under the name Change UK, and that Allen would be appointed interim leader. On 29 March 2019, she was announced as interim leader of newly-christened Change UK. Read Heidi Suzanne Allen Biography and Profile.
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.
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.
John Bercow was born 19 January 1963. He was educated at Finchley Manorhill School, and the University of Essex where he graduated in 1985 with a First Class Honours in Government. John was elected as the 157th Speaker of the House of Commons on 22nd June 2009. Outside of politics, John enjoys tennis, squash, swimming, reading and music. He is a qualified lawn tennis coach. Read John Simon Bercow Biography and Profile.
Hello. My name is Nick Boles, born 2 November 1965, and I live in a small village on the outskirts of Stamford. After school, I spent nearly a year teaching English and Bible Studies in a small Methodist secondary school in the middle of the bush in Zimbabwe. Read Nick Boles Biography and Profile
I am Chuka Umunna and was born in October 1978 to a Nigerian father and an English-Irish mother. My father was 23 when he arrived in Liverpool in 1964. He had one suitcase and no money. He found a job as a cook in South London, then worked in a car wash. I resigned my membership of the Labour Party. Read Chuka Umunna Biography and Profile.
Tony Blair was born on 6 May 1953 in Edinburgh. Educated at Oxford University, he became a barrister and in 1983 was elected Labour member of parliament for Sedgefield. Tony Blair was prime minister for a decade from 1997 – 2007. He is responsible for moving the Labour Party from the left towards the centre ground of British politics. Read Anthony Blair Biography and Profile.
Sarah Wollaston, a British independent politician, was born 17 February 1962. She rebelled against the Cameron-Clegg government on several key votes. On 20 February 2019, Wollaston resigned from the Conservative Party, along with two other MPs from her party, joining The Independent Group. Read Sarah Wollaston Biography and Profile.