Sophy Ridge

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Sophy Ridge joined Sky News in January 2010 as Political Correspondent, working predominantly on the channel’s Sunrise programme.

Since joining Sky News, Sophy has gained recognition for her broadcasting at the annual party conferences and during the closure of the News of the World. Last year she launched a popular Waste Watch blog, tracking Government spending.

Sophy has won a number of journalism awards. In 2012 she received a Gold Award in the MHP communication consultancy awards. She was singled out for her engaging political broadcasting, her excellent use of social media and her ability to "even keep Adam Boulton on his toes."

In 2011 she was named as the top-rated female political blogger in the Total Politics Blog Awards.

Previously, Sophy worked for the News of the World’s political team. Her exclusive stories included an undercover sting on MEP Tom Wise which led to a jail sentence for fraudulent expenses and an exposé on Lib Dem Chief Executive Chris Rennard’s second-home claims, which forced him to quit.

Sophy graduated from Oxford University with a degree in English Literature and enjoys reading in her spare time.

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Articles by Sophy Ridge

  1. UKIP's Wins Show It Has The Thatcher Factor

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. With two elected MPs sitting in the House of Commons, Nigel Farage’s party has elbowed its way into Westminster. However, if they truly want to become an established political party, rather than just ...

  2. UKIP Tipped For Second Historic By-Election Win

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. According to the polls, UKIP's candidate Mark Reckless is set to cause a political earthquake this week. The rise of UKIP, along with the resurgent SNP and a reinvigorated Green Party, is part ...

  3. Baker Shows He's Not In Pocket Of Tories

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. There's a clash of both personality and politics, with a staunchly Conservative Home Secretary and a minister on the left of the Lib Dems. The recent spat about drugs policy - with Mr Baker ...

  4. Baker Wants To Show He's Not In Tory Pockets

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. There's a clash of both personality and politics, with a staunchly Conservative Home Secretary and a minister on the left of the Lib Dems. The recent spat about drugs policy - with Mr Baker ...

  5. PM Risks Boxing Himself Into A Corner Over EU

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. That's why David Cameron's hopes of significant reform to the Free Movement of People principle have suffered a serious blow. In a frosty conversation in the sidelines of a recent Brussels summit ...

  6. Miliband's Approval Ratings Hit All-Time Low

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. The Labour leader is now less popular than Nick Clegg, with a net approval of minus 55. The Liberal Democrat leader has a net rating of minus 54, and David Cameron's is minus ...

  7. British Politics Splintering As Loyalty Erodes

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. You're the Prime Minister shedding support to a man who believes the EU is "a thirsty vampire feasting on the UK taxpayer's blood". Then just weeks before a crucial by-election against UKIP ...

  8. PM's Feminist T-Shirt Stance Doesn't Stack Up

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. But there is one F word that David Cameron just can't bring himself to say. For their special feminism issue, Elle Magazine asked Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and David Cameron to put on ...

  9. Big Brussels Bill A Boost For Tory Opponents

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. It was a typical Brussels ambush... or was it? Officials have been pouring over the figures since 1995 to try to work out who should be paying what. If a country's economy did ...

  10. The By-Election Campaigns Told In Tweets

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. The Clacton count has seen UKIP gain its first elected seat in Parliament, and their supporters have been out in force. There have been more than 42,600 tweets about the Clacton and Heywood ...

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