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. SUBC: Speaker Takes Some Blame For Rowdy PMQs

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. In an exclusive interview with Sky News Stand Up Be Counted members, John Bercow MP said: "Do I accept some share of the responsibility for putting it right? I do." He also gave his ...

  2. SUBC: PMQs Behaviour Not 'All Down To Speaker'

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. In an exclusive interview with Sky News Stand Up Be Counted members, John Bercow MP said: "Do I accept some share of the responsibility for putting it right? I do." He also gave his ...

  3. PMQs Bad Behaviour Not 'All Down To Speaker'

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. In an exclusive interview with Sky News Stand Up Be Counted members, John Bercow MP said: "Do I accept some share of the responsibility for putting it right? I do." Four young people challenged ...

  4. Esther McVey: I Want To Be PM One Day

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. Employment Minister Esther McVey has said the one thing that no MP ever admits to: She wants to be Prime Minister. Asked if she wanted the top job during a Loose Women interview, the ...

  5. Has Labour Discovered A Money Tree? Ask Voters

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. Everything on Twitter should be taken with a very generous sprinkling of salt. It's unrepresentative and the loudest voices often drown out the silent majority. Sometimes, however, the instant snapshot of opinion can ...

  6. Pink Bus Threatens To Overshadow Labour's Aim

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. Whether it's television ad campaigns or children's toys, if companies are trying to get women to open their wallets they think pink. Now Labour is following suit, launching a "Woman to Woman ...

  7. David Cameron Seeks To Spike Labour Attacks

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. Which party leader said the following? On the economy: "Together, we've got to make sure it works for everyone in our country." "We must make the changes we need to make so that ...

  8. The New Homeless In America's Wealthy Capital

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Sky Correspondent in Washington DC. The easiest way to explain away homelessness is to make it personal: drug abuse, mental health issues, alcoholism. However, in the US capital the easy answer is no longer the right ...

  9. Digital Democracy: Call For Online Voting

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, Political Correspondent. Social media and online campaigning is expected to have a huge influence on the General Election in four months' time. However, the Digital Democracy report found that Westminster must do more to embrace new ...

  10. Uber Drivers Earn More Than Traditional Taxis

    Posted by - Sophy Ridge, in Washington. The technology firm's internal data shows drivers earn around $6 an hour more than their professional rivals. In Washington, the difference is $4.60, in San Francisco $10 and in New York closer ...

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