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. Miliband Employs Firm For Leadership Advice

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. Enlightened Mind specialises in business psychology and neuroscience "in order to build leadership skills that deliver lasting organisational change". According to its website, the company works to help body language and breathing, and to ...

  2. Miliband In The Shade In Labour Campaign Guide

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. The "Short Campaign Guide" dossier is a guide to candidates on how to get elected and gives key insights into Labour's strategy two weeks before the crucial vote. A similar guide for the ...

  3. Record Number Of Women Running For Election

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. Currently just over one in five MPs are female. The Labour party is leading the way in terms of female representation, selecting 53% female candidates in target seats. :: Full Coverage Of General Election 2015 ...

  4. Labour Promises Time Off For Grandparents

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. Currently new mums and dads can take up to 18 weeks of unpaid parental leave, or up to four weeks in a single year until the child is 18. Under the plans, working grandparents ...

  5. Five Things We Learned From Labour's Manifesto

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. 1. "The Budget Responsibility Lock" Sounds complicated - but is actually quite simple. Every policy in the manifesto is paid for and requires no additional borrowing. This is Labour's attempt to gain credibility on ...

  6. Miliband Attacks SNP's '£7.6bn Funding Gap'

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. Sharing a platform with Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy and Ed Balls, he attacked SNP plans for full fiscal autonomy for Scotland. He said SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon's announcement this week that she ...

  7. Labour Leader In Scotland For Attack On SNP

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. Sharing a platform with Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy and Ed Balls, he attacked SNP plans for full fiscal autonomy for Scotland. He said SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon's announcement this week that she ...

  8. Miliband Heads To Scotland For Attack On SNP

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. Sharing a platform with Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy and Ed Balls, he will attack SNP plans for full fiscal autonomy for Scotland. Labour are under pressure north of the border thanks to growing ...

  9. Sturgeon Changing Playing Field For Women

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. "She bossed it," one said. "I want to vote for her." "What would happen if she became Prime Minister?" asked the other. These were English, not Scottish voters. :: Full coverage of General Election 2015 ...

  10. Tony Blair Lends Support To Miliband Campaign

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. In an attempt to silence rumours of a rift between the two men, the former Prime Minister will say: "I want Labour, under Ed's leadership, to be the Government of our country on ...

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