Andrew Murray "Andy" Burnham (born 7 January 1970) is a British Labour politician, who has been the Member of Parliament for Leigh since 2001, and currently serves in the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Health; prior to that appointment, he was the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and the Chief Secretary to the Treasury.
Robert Nelson Wareing, commonly known as Bob Wareing (born 20 August 1930), is a British independent politician and Member of Parliament (MP) for Liverpool West Derby. Until November 2007 he was a Labour MP, but resigned the party whip following his deselection as the party's candidate in his constituency.
John Martin McDonnell (born 8 September 1951) is a British Labour politician, who has been the Member of Parliament for Hayes and Harlington since 1997; he serves as Chair of the Socialist Campaign Group, the Labour Representation Committee, and the "Public Services Not Private Profit Group". McDonnell attempted to stand against Gordon Brown for the post of Labour Party leader following Tony Blair's resignation, but was unable to gain sufficient nominations.
Jason Isaacs (born 6 June 1963) is an English actor born in Liverpool, who is most well known for his performance as the villain Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, the brutal Colonel William Tavington in The Patriot and as lifelong criminal Michael Caffee in the internationally-broadcast American television series Brotherhood.
Elliot Anthony Morley (born 6 July 1952) is a British Labour politician, who has been the Member of Parliament for Glanford and Scunthorpe from 1987 to 1997 and has been MP for Scunthorpe since 1997. In 2009, he was accused by the Daily Telegraph of continuing to claim parliamentary expenses for a mortgage that had already been repaid. Morley will face criminal charges over the affair.
Edward O'Hara (born 1 October 1937) is a British Labour politician, who has been the Member of Parliament for Knowsley South since by1990, following the death of Sean Hughes. His seat is considered the safest Labour seat in the country. He is chairman of the committee for technology and aerospace of the Western European Union and will be succeeded in 2009 by the German politician Axel Fischer.
John David Pugh (born 28 June 1948; Liverpool) is a politician in the United Kingdom. He is Member of Parliament for Southport, representing the Liberal Democrats. First elected in 2001 with a majority of 3,007, he was re-elected in 2005 with a slightly increased majority of 3,838.
George Edward Howarth (born 29 June 1949) is a British Labour politician, who has been the Member of Parliament for Knowsley North from 1986 until 1997, and for its replacement Knowsley North and Sefton East since then. Born in Merseyside, he was educated at the local Huyton Secondary School, the Kirkby College of Further Education, and the Liverpool John Moores University. He went on to study at the University of Salford.
Fiona Jones (27 February 1957 – 28 January 2007) was a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom. She was elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Newark in Labour's landslide victory in the 1997 general election. Jones was accused of fraudulently failing to declare the full amount of her election costs, and convicted of election fraud in March 1999.
Tommy Tynan (born 17 November 1955, in Liverpool) is a retired English professional footballer. A hard working striker with flowing blonde hair, Tynan was signed as an apprentice for Liverpool by manager Bill Shankly after winning a talent contest run by the Liverpool Echo newspaper, but he never made a first-team appearance for the Reds and was transferred to Sheffield Wednesday in 1976, where he spent two years and scored 31 goals.
Michael Angelis (born 18 January 1950, Liverpool) is an English actor and voice actor. Michael Angelis was one of the stars of the famous 1982 BBC drama serial Boys from the Black Stuff, and comedies such as Luv and The Liver Birds, in which he appeared between series 5 and 9. He appeared as a villain in the revived television series Auf Wiedersehen Pet, alongside former fellow Black Stuff star Alan Igbon.
Mark Roberts is a famous British streaker who has run naked during several international events. A father of three, Roberts' saga began when he saw a female streaker run naked down a Rugby Sevens game in Hong Kong. After a bet in a bar, he went naked in front of the crowd himself the next day, and the day after. This was during the 1993 Hong Kong Sevens. Roberts has done this, as of 2009, a total of 380 times, targeting such events as Hamilton Race Course, a Mr.
Katherine Wilson Sheppard (10 March 1847 – 13 July 1934) was the most prominent member of New Zealand's women's suffrage movement, and is the country's most famous suffragette. Because New Zealand was the first country to introduce universal suffrage, Sheppard's work had a considerable impact on women's suffrage movements in other countries.
Liza Tarbuck (born 21 November 1964 in Liverpool) is an English actress and television and radio presenter, and daughter of comedian Jimmy Tarbuck. She trained at the National Youth Theatre and RADA graduating in 1986 alongside Clive Owen, Rebecca Pidgeon, and Serena Harragin.
Jimmy Tarbuck OBE or Tarby is an English comedian. His first television show was It's Tarbuck 65! on ITV in 1964. He has also hosted numerous quiz shows, including Winner Takes All, Full Swing, and Tarby's Frame Game. He was the last original host of Sunday Night at the London Palladium from 1965.
John Birt, Baron Birt (born 10 December 1944), an influential if controversial figure in British broadcasting, was Director-General of the BBC from 1992 to 2000. After a successful career in commercial television, first at Granada and then at LWT, Birt was brought in as deputy director-general of the BBC in 1987 for his current affairs expertise.
Peter Tinniswood (21 December 1936 – 9 January 2003) was an English radio and TV comedy scriptwriter, and author of a series of popular cricketing novels. He was born in Liverpool, but grew up above a dry cleaner's on Eastway in Sale, Greater Manchester.
Colonel Philip Meadows Taylor CSI (September 25, 1808 – Menton May 13, 1876), an Anglo-Indian administrator and novelist, was born in Liverpool, England. At the age of fifteen he was sent out to India to become a clerk to a Bombay merchant. The merchant was in financial difficulties, though. In 1824, Taylor gladly accepted a commission in the service of the Nizam of Hyderabad, to which service he remained devotedly attached throughout his long career.