Theresa May
Conservative Party
Constituency: Maidenhead
First Elected: 1997
Previous Jobs: Bank of England; Association for Payment Clearing Services; Merton Borough Councillor
Fun Fact: May is a huge fan of cricket and particularly admires Geoffrey Boycott as one of her sporting heroes
Jeremy Corbyn
Labour Party
Constituency: Islington North
First Elected: 1983
Previous Jobs: Official for National Union of Tailors; Official for National Union of Public Employees; Official for Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union; Member of London Labour Briefing Editorial Board
Fun Fact: Corbyn speaks fluent Spanish and has a cat called El Gato
Nicola Sturgeon
Constituency: Glasgow Southside (Scottish Parliament Constituency)
First Elected: 2007 (Scottish Parliament)
Previous Jobs: Bell & Craig Solicitor; Drumchapel Law Centre Solicitor
Fun Fact: Sturgeon is a four-time winner of the Scottish Politician of the Year Award
Tim Farron
Liberal Democrats
Constituency: Westmorland and Lonsdale
First Elected: 2005
Previous Jobs: National Union of Students’ Executive Board Member; Lancashire County Councillor; South Ribble Borough Councillor; South Lakeland District Councillor
Fun Fact: In the run up to Nick Clegg’s debates on Europe ahead of the 2014 European Elections with Nigel Farage, Farron was chosen to play Farage as his impersonation was “convincingly brilliant”
Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley
Green Party
Constituency: Brighton Pavilion and N/A (Bartley not an incumbent MP)
First Elected: 2010 (Lucas)
Previous Jobs: Oxfam Press Officer; Oxfordshire County Councillor; Member of European Parliament (Lucas); Researcher and Parliamentary Assistant; Co-Founder of think-tank Ekklesia; Vice Chair of Yes to Fairer Votes campaign (Bartley)
Fun Facts: Lucas was once wore a ‘No More Page 3’ shirt during a sitting of Parliament. Bartley is a descendant of prison reformer Elizabeth Fry.
Twitter (Lucas)Twitter (Bartley)
Paul Nuttall
Constituency:North West England (European Parliament); Candidate in Boston and Skegness
First Elected: 2010
Previous Jobs: Youth player for Tranmere Rovers; Liverpool Hope University Lecturer
Fun Fact: Nuttall founded the youth wing of UKIP in 2008
Leanne Wood
Plaid Cymru
Constituency: Rhondda (Welsh Assembly Constituency)
First Elected: 2003
Previous Jobs: Probation Officer; Cym Cynon Women’s Aid Support Worker; Cardiff University Lecturer; Chair of Cardiff Stop the War Coalition.
Fun Fact: Wood has never taken the Plaid Cymru party leader’s allowance

Information collated by Robbie Nicoll.


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