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. Labour Business Launch Overshadowed By Row

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. The Labour leader faced a backlash over the advertisement in the Financial Times, published on the morning Mr Miliband warned voters that leaving the European Union was a "clear and present danger" to British ...

  2. Labour Business Manifesto Overshadowed By Row

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. The Labour leader faced a backlash over the advertisement in the Financial Times, published on the morning Mr Miliband warned voters that leaving the European Union was a "clear and present danger" to British ...

  3. Miliband: EU Exit 'Clear And Present Danger'

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. As the official election campaign kicks off, Ed Miliband is setting out his pitch to business leaders in a speech in the City of London. The Labour leader said: "There could be nothing worse ...

  4. Tories And Labour Neck And Neck: Sky Analysis

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. The results suggest a hung parliament with the two parties virtually neck and neck. With just 50 days to go until the election, Sky News has analysed the latest polls to project how many ...

  5. Has Miliband Wriggled Out Of Salmond's Pocket?

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. I've lost count of the number of times I've seen the Conservative commissioned image; it's plastered all over the internet. The message is clear: Vote Labour, Get SNP. Today Ed Miliband ...

  6. Rent-To-Own Scheme To Help First-Time Buyers

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. The scheme, called Rent to Own, would help young people get on the housing ladder without having to pay a large deposit up front. Under the plans, participants would steadily build up a share ...

  7. Disability Work Help Scheme Hit By Cuts

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. The Access to Work scheme helps people with disabilities, illness or mental health issues into employment. It covers the cost of things such as specialist equipment, support workers or fares to work if someone ...

  8. 'Bigoted Woman' Gillian Duffy To Vote Labour

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. In an exclusive interview with Sky News, the Rochdale grandmother said she didn't vote in 2010 because she was "upset" after Gordon Brown called her a "bigoted woman". But she added: "I'm ...

  9. Clegg: Tories 'Arrogant' Over Leaders' Debates

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. And he has ruled out a Lib Dem coalition with the SNP in the event of a hung parliament in May. The Deputy Prime Minister was facing questions from contributors to Sky News' Stand ...

  10. How Will Green Party's Medicine Go Down?

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. With membership quadrupling in the last year, 1,300 delegates packed out Liverpool's conference centre. It comes after a widely mocked radio interview with leader Natalie Bennett went viral. She struggled to explain ...

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