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. Police Reviews Aimed At Improving Public Trust

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. Amid concern that too many complaints against the police are investigated by forces themselves, the Home Secretary said she wanted to see a wide range of changes to make the police more open and ...

  2. The Downing Street Catwalk Row Decoded

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. While most Westminster watchers were focusing on who got what job, for the Daily Mail it was all about the "Battle of the Downing Street catwalk". (If you're interested, Esther McVey won.) The ...

  3. PMQs: Women, Maths And A Rabbit From A Hat

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. The "Ladies Day" theme of the reshuffle was partly due to briefings from No 10 and partly down to the splattering of women over newspaper front pages. So Ed Miliband shock is understandable at ...

  4. Reshuffle: Youngsters Set For Cabinet Roles

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. When it comes to reshuffles, there is one simple rule: the only person who knows all the details is the Prime Minister (and even he can't be certain - remember last time, when Iain ...

  5. Cabinet Shuffle: More 'Cameron Cuties' Expected

    Posted by - Sophie Ridge, Political Correspondent. When it comes to reshuffles, there is one simple rule: the only person who knows all the details is the Prime Minister (and even he can't be certain - remember last time, when Iain ...

  6. PM Picks Fight Over Juncker: But Is He Right?

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent, in Ypres, Belgium. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said there is "no drama" but in reality many politicians are irritated by what they see as posturing and threats by David Cameron, plus an unnecessary ...

  7. PM Prepares For Showdown Over EU's Top Job

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent, in Ypres, Belgium. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said there is "no drama" but in reality many politicians are irritated by what they see as posturing and threats by David Cameron, plus an unnecessary ...

  8. PM Has 'Serious' Questions To Answer On Coulson

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. Labour Leader Ed Miliband has said the Prime Minister's apology is not enough and he has "very, very serious questions to answer". He said: "This was not some small or accidental mistake. He ...

  9. PM Accused Of 'Incompetence' In Secret Tapes

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. The Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski was scathing about Mr Cameron's promise to try and renegotiate Britain's relationship with Europe. He said: "It's either a very badly thought through move or ...

  10. Early Local Election Results Show UKIP Gains

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. The strong performance of UKIP has held Labour back from making the gains many expected, and weakened the party's grip on its traditional northern heartlands. The Conservatives have also lost seats to the ...

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