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. PM's Problem Is 'Right Woman, Wrong Job'

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. The former Economic Secretary to the Treasury made waves with her punchy Commons performances and she was equally deft in her media rounds dissecting the Budget. She talks like a human being (no mean ...

  2. Royal Mail Sell-Off: Cable's Risk Aversion Cost

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. He will tell the British Chambers of Commerce conference: "My challenge to BCC members is to increase their risk appetite: for non-exporters to get in the game, and for existing exporters to explore new ...

  3. Cinderella Law: More Fairy Tale Than Reality?

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge. After suffering abuse and neglect at the hands of her evil stepsisters, she dazzles the ball and wins the Prince. But despite their cruel taunts and bullying behaviour, it doesn’t end too badly for the ...

  4. Farage Wins Europe Debate With Clegg: Poll

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. According to a YouGov poll of 1,003 people, 57% thought that the UKIP leader performed best compared with 36% believing Mr Clegg was the victor. The two men went head to head in ...

  5. Farage Wins Clash Over Europe With Clegg: Poll

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. According to a YouGov poll of 1,003 people, 57% thought that the UKIP leader performed best compared to 36% believing Mr Clegg was the victor. The two men went head to head in ...

  6. Polls Show Post-Budget Bounce For Tories

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Politics Correspondent. According to a YouGov poll for the Sunday Times, the Conservatives are on 36 points with Labour on 37. It is the smallest advantage the firm's research has shown for five months. The ...

  7. Budget 2014: Bad Day In The Office For Miliband

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. It's always tough responding to a Budget without getting an advance copy - much more so when the centrepiece is complex changes to savings and pensions. The reality of the Budget will only be ...

  8. Cameron Seeks EU Opt-Out Deal With Merkel

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. The Prime Minister has spared no expense in welcoming Mrs Merkel, who is seen as a key ally as he fights for concessions from Europe ahead of a proposed referendum on Britain's membership ...

  9. Ding, Ding! Harman Vs Daily Mail Round One

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. But after the third Daily Mail front page putting "Harriet Harman" and "paedophile" in the same headline, Labour's deputy leader decided to speak out. She has tweeted a picture of a 12-year-old girl ...

  10. Ding, Ding! Harman v Daily Mail Round One

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge. But after the third Daily Mail front page putting "Harriet Harman" and "paedophile" in the same headline, Labour's deputy leader decided to speak out. She has tweeted a picture of a 12-year-old girl in a ...

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