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Top 10 Most Influential UK Politicians

Meet the top 10 most influential UK Politicians.

July 8, 2024
Justine Castany

British politics has always been marked by influential figures who shape the country. In this article, we take a look at the 10 most influential British politicians. Their impact goes beyond debates and legislation. They have left a lasting mark on UK society and history. Whether you're passionate about politics or simply curious, discover the personalities who have shaped the British political landscape.

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Explore the Top 10 Most Influential UK Politicians:

1️⃣ Rishi Sunak

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

🗣️ English

Rishi Sunak is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and the leader of the Conservative Party. He represents the constituency of Richmond (Yorks) as a Member of Parliament. Prior to his political career, he had a successful business career, co-founding a large investment firm. He has served in various government roles, including Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Chancellor of the Exchequer. He is known for his support for farmers, commitment to public safety, and efforts to address the cost of living. Recently, he visited the Harrogate Bus Company to show support for public transportation.

2️⃣ Nigel Farage

British Politician and Broadcaster

🗣️ English

Nigel Farage is a British politician, broadcaster, and political analyst. Starting his career in the metal trading industry, Nigel later entered politics after the Conservative party signed the Maastricht Treaty. He earned the name "Mr. Brexit" due to his significant role in the campaign to leave the EU in 2016. Farage provided political analysis for Fox News channel and is Senior Editor-at-Large of Newsweek's "The Debate." He is also known for founding the Brexit Party. Farage is a controversial figure whose views have been described as far-right and populist.

3️⃣ Jeremy Corbyn

MP for Islington North

🗣️ English

Jeremy Corbyn is a British politician and former leader of the Labour Party. He served as the Member of Parliament for Islington North for over 30 years. Corbyn has been an advocate for workers' rights and social justice, and is known for his opposition to austerity measures and his support for nationalization of certain industries. He has also been a vocal supporter of Palestinian rights and a critic of Western military intervention in the Middle East. Corbyn has faced controversy over allegations of anti-Semitism within the Labour Party during his leadership.

4️⃣ Keir Starmer

Leader of the Labour Party and MP

🗣️ English

Keir Starmer is the Leader of the Labour Party and Member of Parliament for Holborn and St Pancras. Former Director of Public Prosecutions. Advocates for shifting power to local communities, improving national energy security, and driving growth across Britain. Committed to providing access to creative subjects for all children and boosting the economy to benefit working people. Engages with various stakeholders, including business leaders and the creative industries, to achieve mission-driven government goals.

5️⃣ Sadiq Khan

Mayor of London Advocating for Equality and Progress

🗣️ English

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, is a prominent figure dedicated to improving the lives of all Londoners. He shares updates on social media about his efforts to provide free school meals, freeze fares, build new council homes, and advocate for renters. With a background in law and human rights, Khan's journey from a council estate in Tooting to becoming the Mayor of London showcases his commitment to creating a fairer city for everyone, regardless of background or affiliation. He stands up for London and works tirelessly to deliver a brighter future for the city.

6️⃣ Diane Abbott

Labour MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington

🗣️ English

Diane Abbott is a Labour Member of Parliament for Hackney North and Stoke Newington and the Shadow Home Secretary. She is known for her political activism and has been a prominent figure in the Labour Party for many years. Her social media accounts provide updates on her political activities and statements on various issues. Recently, she visited a hotel housing asylum seekers in Hackney and called for a new immigration system and the dismantling of the hostile environment policy. She has chaired meetings and roundtables on issues such as racism and sexism in schools and the adultification of Black children.

7️⃣ Humza Yousaf

SNP MSP for Glasgow Pollok and First Minister of Scotland

🗣️ English

Humza Yousaf is a Scottish National Party (SNP) Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for Glasgow Pollok and currently serving as the First Minister of Scotland. He advocates for fairer policies in Scotland and a positive case for independence. Yousaf is a vocal supporter of strengthening ties between Scotland and New Zealand on issues such as diaspora, wellbeing economy, and climate. He also launched the Fan Bank, which allows fans of all sports to have real power to influence the future of clubs and shape their own future through fan ownership and community proposals.

8️⃣ Rachel Reeves

Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer and Labour MP for Leeds West

🗣️ English

Rachel Reeves is a British politician and Labour Party member serving as the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer since 2021. She has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Leeds West since the 2010 general election. Reeves is also the author of Women of Westminster, a book about the experiences of female MPs in the UK Parliament.

9️⃣ Richard Tice

Political leader, Businessman, and Liverpool Fan

🗣️ English

Richard Tice, born on September 13, 1964, is a British politician. A real estate fund manager, Richard Tice is a multimillionaire. In the run-up to the 2016 referendum, he campaigned for the United Kingdom to leave the EU by creating the pro-Brexit campaign group Leave.EU with Aaron Banks.

🔟 Jacob Rees-Mogg

Member of Parliament for North East Somerset

🗣️ English

Jacob Rees-Mogg is a British politician currently serving as the Member of Parliament for North East Somerset. He has gained attention for his traditionalist views and is a prominent member of the Conservative Party. Rees-Mogg is known for his opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage, and his support for Brexit. He has also been critical of spending in Bath and has advocated for rural road improvements in villages such as Chew Stoke. Rees-Mogg has appeared on various news programs and debates and has contributed to several parliamentary debates, including the Procurement Bill and the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill.

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Justine Castany

Justine Castany, a student at ESSEC Business School and currently working at Favikon, shines with her love for marketing and dedication to communications. As a dynamic young professional, she serves as Marketing Manager at Favikon, where she brings her expertise to craft and execute cutting-edge strategies. With her creativity and keen eye for trends, Justine stands out in communicating brand messages effectively and making waves on social media.