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Politicians


2300 People in group

David John Mellor

David John Mellor

1949-
Conservative politician, newspaper columnist, arts and music critic and radio broadcaster
Sitter in 2 portraits
Merlyn Rees

Merlyn Rees

1920-2006
Politician; Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and Home Secretary
Sitter in 4 portraits
Ian Mikardo

Ian Mikardo

1908-1993
Writer, zionist and Labour politician; MP for Reading, Bethnal Green and Poplar
Sitter in 7 portraits
David Miliband

David Miliband

1965-
Labour politician; Shadow Foreign Secretary
Sitter in 2 portraits
Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband

1969-
Labour politician; MP for Doncaster North and Leader of the Labour Party
Sitter in 1 portrait
Austin Vernon Mitchell

Austin Vernon Mitchell

1934-
Journalist, writer and Labour politician; MP for Great Grimsby
Sitter in 1 portrait
Oswald Mosley

Oswald Mosley

1896-1980
Founder of the British Union of Fascists and politician; MP for Harrow and Smethwick
Sitter in 21 portraits
David Anthony Llewellyn Owen, Baron Owen

David Anthony Llewellyn Owen, Baron Owen

1938-
Labour politician; Foreign Secretary and co-founder of the Social Democratic Party
Sitter in 8 portraits
Matthew Francis Parris

Matthew Francis Parris

1949-
Journalist, broadcaster and Conservative politician; MP for South Derbyshire
Sitter in 2 portraits
Dame Dawn Primarolo

Dame Dawn Primarolo

1954-
Labour politician; MP for Bristol South and Minister of State for Children, Young People and Families
Sitter in 2 portraits
Jacob William Rees-Mogg

Jacob William Rees-Mogg

1969-
Politician
Sitter in 1 portrait
William Rodgers, Baron Rodgers

William Rodgers, Baron Rodgers

1928-
Politician; co-founder and leader of the Liberal Democrats
Sitter in 1 portrait
Lionel Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild

Lionel Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild

1868-1937
Zoologist; Trustee of the British Museum and Conservative politician; MP for Aylesbury
Sitter in 2 portraits
Walter Runciman, 1st Baron Runciman

Walter Runciman, 1st Baron Runciman

1847-1937
Shipowner and Liberal MP
Sitter in 4 portraits
Hilda Runciman (née Stevenson), Viscountess Runciman

Hilda Runciman (née Stevenson), Viscountess Runciman

1869-1956
Liberal politician; MP for St Ives; wife of 1st Viscount Runciman
Sitter in 9 portraits
Norman Anthony Francis St John-Stevas, Baron St John of Fawsley

Norman Anthony Francis St John-Stevas, Baron St John of Fawsley

1929-2012
Barrister, author and Conservative politician; MP for Chelmsford
Sitter in 6 portraits
Herbert Louis Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel

Herbert Louis Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel

1870-1963
Home Secretary, 1st High Commissioner of Palestine and leader of the Liberal Party
Sitter in 45 portraits
Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

1801-1885
Philanthropist, social reformer and Conservative politician; MP for Woodstock, Dorchester, Dorset and Bath
Sitter in 40 portraits
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

1751-1816
Dramatist and parliamentary orator
Sitter associated with 167 portraits
Dennis Skinner

Dennis Skinner

1932-
Politician; MP for Bolsover
Sitter in 3 portraits