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. Top MP's Demand Over CIA Torture Report

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. Sir Malcolm Rifkind, chair of the Commons committee, is seeking any intelligence relating to the UK that was redacted from the explosive Senate report into the CIA. It concluded that the CIA lied over ...

  2. Tory Candidate Accused Of Xmas Card Sexism

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. Tania Mathias is the prospective Conservative MP in the decidedly winnable seat of Twickenham, where she is up against Lib Dem veteran Vince Cable. But some residents are not impressed after receiving a friendly ...

  3. Labour Signals Real Differences On The Deficit

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. Take these from the Labour leader's much-billed speech on the economy: :: "Unless there is a strategy for dealing with the deficit, it is working people who will end up paying the price of ...

  4. UKIP Acted Quickly On Sexual Harassment Claim

    Posted by - Sophie Ridge, Political Correspondent. UKIP's general secretary Roger Bird has denied claims that he sexually harassed a newly recruited member. Natasha Bolter - a teacher and former Labour campaigner - claims Mr Bird propositioned her over dinner on the ...

  5. Top UKIP Official Denies Harassment Claim

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. Roger Bird has been suspended after claims he sexually propositioned a newly recruited member on the same day he interviewed her as a prospective candidate. Natasha Bolter - one of UKIP's most high-profile ethnic ...

  6. Investigation Over Candy Crush MP Photo

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. Nigel Mills was secretly filmed playing the addictive puzzle game during a Work and Pensions Committee session. He has tweeted to apologise for his behaviour. "I guarantee it will not happen again. It is ...

  7. MP Caught Playing Candy Crush In Meeting

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. Nigel Mills was secretly filmed playing the addictive puzzle game during a Work and Pensions Committee session. The House of Commons authorities have launched an investigation into how the footage was obtained. A spokesman ...

  8. Autumn Statement: The Winners And Losers

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge and Jon Craig. Let's cut to what everyone really wants to know: are you any better off? Here are the seven groups of people who have something to smile about - and seven likely to be ...

  9. Surprise Giveaway From 'Bad Guy' Osborne

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. The Chancellor plays up to an image of a man who is prepared to be unpopular thanks to obsessive bean-counting in pursuit of the Holy Grail of deficit reduction. All the Westminster chatter ahead ...

  10. 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 ...

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