Loading. Please wait...
  • Home
  • Politicians Photography

Politicians Photography

Politicians are a funny lot.  It is incredible the amount of access you can get to them for pictures when they are on the campaign trail but more incredible how this access dissipates between elections.

I have covered many election counts over the years and photographed the triumph and disappointment on the faces of the candidates as the results are read out.

I have photographed nearly all the recent leaders from Edward Heath, Margaret Thatcher, David Steel, Paddy Ashdown to Tony Blair, David Cameron, Alex Salmond and Jeremy Corbyn.  Oh, and not forgetting John Major.

Not forgetting also those that have spent time at Her Majesty’s pleasure such as Jeffrey Archer, Jonathan Aitken and Paul White who became Lord Hanningfield.

In Libya I photographed the emerging leaders of the National Transitional Council after the fall of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.  I even photographed the lifeless body of the Colonel laid out on a dirty mattress with the bodies of his son Muttasim along with another former government official, in a cold storage unit on an industrial estate in Misurata.

 

Story
View Bigger
Lord Archer and fellow inmates enjoy their morning run at Hollesley Bay prison in Suffolk, two days before Lord Archer's official release.
View Bigger
Dame Mary Archer says a quiet goodbye to husband Jeffrey before he heads back to prison after the funeral of his mother, at Grantchester.
View Bigger
Dame Mary and Lord Jeffrey Archer leave the church at Grantchester after the funeral his mother.
View Bigger
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons and MP for Rutland & Melton Mr Alan Duncan pictured at the public meeting he called at the Victoria Hall at Oakham to explain his expenses to constituents and answer questions.
View Bigger
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons and MP for Rutland & Melton Mr Alan Duncan pictured at the public meeting he called at the Victoria Hall at Oakham to explain his expenses to constituents and answer questions.
View Bigger
Lord Tim Bell, here at age 73 - who enjoys 40 to 60 cigarettes a day, relaxing at his home in Belgravia. Lord Bell is best known for his advisory role in Margaret Thatcher's three successful general election campaigns.
View Bigger
Former Secretary of State for International Development, Priti Patel, now conservative ppc for the Witham constituency talks to Sun on Sunday Political Editor David Wooding over a coffee in the town - PICTURE BY JOHN McLELLAN -19.5.17
View Bigger
International Development Secretary, The Right Honourable Priti Patel, MP talks to Sun on Sunday Political Editor David Wooding over a coffee at her constituency in Witham, Essex
View Bigger
One of my earlier front pages. I was by the finish at Huntingdon race course waiting to photograph Prime Minister John Major's daughter Elizabeth taking part in her first horse race. She was not up with the leaders but as she approached the finish line she appeared to slide off the saddle and ended up almost at my feet. Fortunately she was not badly hurt. My dear friend and colleague David Cairns captured the horrified look on her mother Norma's face as she stood and watched from the stand with her husband.
View Bigger
Little Emma Rammell gets a hug at Harlow in Essex from Labour leader Tony Blair
View Bigger
Actor and Labour party supporter Ross Kemp went back to the constituency of his birth, Barking and Dagenham in Essex to support sitting MP Margaret Hodge and her battle to convince voters not to allow the BNP to get elected by splitting the vote. Ross spoke to people from all walks of life at this non political meeting and even answered questions about being in Eastenders and documentary making in Afghanistan - PICTURE BY JOHN McLELLAN - 27.3.10
View Bigger
Actor and Labour party supporter Ross Kemp went back to the constituency of his birth, Barking and Dagenham in Essex to support sitting MP Margaret Hodge and her battle to convince voters not to allow the BNP to get elected by splitting the vote. Ross spoke to people from all walks of life at this non political meeting and even answered questions about being in Eastenders and documentary making in Afghanistan - PICTURE BY JOHN McLELLAN - 27.3.10
View Bigger
Independent MP for Tatton Mr Martin Bell announces his provisional candidacy for the Brentwood and Ongar Independent Conservatives at a press conference
View Bigger
Actor and Labour party supporter Ross Kemp went back to the constituency of his birth, Barking and Dagenham in Essex to support sitting MP Margaret Hodge and her battle to convince voters not to allow the BNP to get elected by splitting the vote. Ross spoke to people from all walks of life at this non political meeting and even answered questions about being in Eastenders and documentary making in Afghanistan - PICTURE BY JOHN McLELLAN - 27.3.10
View Bigger
Prospective Parliamentary Candidate Stephen Metcalfe who has come up with a most original method of campaigning on the streets of Basildon in Essex in his very own personalised London taxi
View Bigger
Liberal Democrat Leader Paddy Ashdown meets with Peter Bennett, the Director of the Port of Felixstowe Dock in Suffolk for his last ever engagement as party leader.
View Bigger
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond MSP at the opening of Scotland House in Pall Mall, London
View Bigger
Hot on the campaign trail, Labour Party prospective parliamentary candidate for Basildon in Essex, Angela Smith.
View Bigger
David Cameron arrives at a health centre in Dagenham, East London for a question and answer session with supporters. He then signed a pledge promising to protect the NHS.
View Bigger
David Cameron arrives at a health centre in Dagenham, East London for a question and answer session with supporters. He then signed a pledge promising to protect the NHS.
View Bigger
David Cameron arrives at a health centre in Dagenham, East London for a question and answer session with supporters. He then signed a pledge promising to protect the NHS.
View Bigger
The Right Honourable Michael Gove, MP, Secretary of State for Education talks to News of the World Associate Editor - Politics David Wooding in the Wellington Room at the Houses of Parliament this afternoon about major changes to be announced with regard to teachers and discipline.
View Bigger
The Right Honourable Michael Gove, MP, Secretary of State for Education talks to News of the World Associate Editor - Politics David Wooding in the Wellington Room at the Houses of Parliament this afternoon about major changes to be announced with regard to teachers and discipline.
View Bigger
The Right Honourable Michael Gove, MP, Secretary of State for Education talks to News of the World Associate Editor - Politics David Wooding in the Wellington Room at the Houses of Parliament this afternoon about major changes to be announced with regard to teachers and discipline.
View Bigger
The Right Honourable Michael Gove, MP, Secretary of State for Education talks to News of the World Associate Editor - Politics David Wooding in the Wellington Room at the Houses of Parliament this afternoon about major changes to be announced with regard to teachers and discipline.
View Bigger
Jeremy Corbyn puts his case for being party leader during the leadership hustings at Stevenage in Hertfordshire.
View Bigger
Yvette Cooper, one of the four Labour party leadership contenders on the hustings at Stevenage in Hertfordshire
View Bigger
The four Labour party leadership contenders on the hustings at Stevenage in Hertordshire. They are (ltr) Jeremy Corbyn, Liz Kendall, Yvette Cooper and Andy Burnham.
View Bigger
Jeremy Corbyn puts his case for being party leader during the leadership hustings at Stevenage in Hertfordshire.
View Bigger
Jeremy Corbyn puts his case for being party leader during the leadership hustings at Stevenage in Hertfordshire.

Share it on your social network:

Or you can just copy and share this url