Ann Widdecombe

Are These The Best Ever, Awkward 'Strictly' Moments?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

While some ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ contestants have the joy of discovering previously unknown talents, for many of the celebrities who take part, ...

Miliband Makes Massive Minimum Wage Pledge

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has pledged that the national minimum wage would rise substantially, being linked in law to average earnings, if Labour returned to power....

MP 'Offered To Stand Down' If Nigel Evans' Accusers Felt She Pressured Them

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics

A Tory MP says she would have stood down if two men who made allegations against former deputy speaker Nigel Evans felt she had pressured them to go t...

'Any Fool Knows It Costs Jobs'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Senior Tories are reported to be urging David Cameron to back an increase in the national minimum wage, in a bid to help low-paid workers. Accordi...

Strictly Come... Reflecting?

Sian Breslin | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK
Sian Breslin

Ann Widdecombe has written a new book - "Sackcloth and Ashes - penance and penitence in a self centred world." It deals with what is our modern take on penance - is it punishment or closeness to God? Sounds like heavy stuff!

Back From The Wilderness..

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 09.05.2013 | UK Politics

Nadine Dorries has had the Conservative Party whip restored, after being suspended for appearing on jungle reality show I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of ...

'Restore The Whip To Nadine Dorries,' Senior Tories Call

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Politics

Senior Tories have expressed frustration at the continued withdrawal of the Tory whip from MP Nadine Dorries, amidst rumours that the former ‘I'm A ...

'I'd Become The Ann Widdecombe'

PA | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

Victoria Pendleton says her lack of dancing skills made her this year's Ann Widdecombe on 'Strictly Come Dancing'. The Olympic gold medal-winning c...

PICTURES: Former 'Strictly' Flops Return To The Dancefloor

PA | Posted 15.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

Ann Widdecombe has returned to the 'Strictly Come Dancing' floor with an angelic performance, alongside another show veteran, Russell Grant The pai...

Ned Simons

'Approving Gay Marriage Could See UK End Up Like Nazi Germany'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics

Britain risks becoming a totalitarian state as a result of gay marriage and could go the way of Nazi Germany, Tory opponents of the government's plans...

Former Tory MP Dies Aged 73

PA | Posted 24.06.2012 | UK Politics

Former Tory MP Ken Hargreaves died today aged 73. Mr Hargreaves, who represented Hyndburn from 1983 to 1992, was a prominent Catholic and anti-abor...

Tonight's TV Pick: Moving Memories For Quentin And Ann

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Entertainment

War Hero In My Family - Channel 5, 8pm Motoring journalist Quentin Wilson and Former MP Ann Widdecombe go on a journey to uncover the stories of th...

SPRUNG: Jeremy Hunt Is A 'Fantastic Dancer'

Posted 30.04.2012 | UK Politics

If Jeremy Hunt finds himself out of a job by the end of the week, it appears he does have one surprising skill he can fall back on. According to Mi...

Minimum Pricing Won't Stop 'Binge Drinking'

Mark J Daniels | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK Politics
Mark J Daniels

David Cameron is determined to bring in a minimum price on alcohol, to much hullaballoo about whether this is: a) actually legal, b) morally correct, c) financially viable.

Can Ann Widdecombe Solve The Binge Drinking Crisis?

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 17.04.2012 | UK

Ann Widdecombe, the former prisons minister and Strictly Come Dancing contestant, has found a novel way to deal with binge drinkers - bringing back "t...

Sorry, There's No Cure For Gay - Why Not Pray For an Antidote to Stupid Instead?

The Guyliner | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

There is a time, I imagine, in the lives of most gay people when they wish, if only for a moment, that they weren't gay. Perhaps it comes when they want to kiss their other half without fear of reproachful look or, worse, a boot to the head.

David Cameron Finds 'Relief' In Charity Fun Fun

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.05.2012 | UK

Thousands of running enthusiasts joined celebrities and sports personalities today for the Sport Relief London Mile. Conservative MP and former Str...

Ann Widdecombe's National Referendum On Gay Marriage

Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics

Ann Widdecombe has called for a national referendum to be held on the introduction of gay marriage. Writing in her Daily Express column on Wednesda...

She's Behind You! Widders Stars In Panto

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.12.2011 | UK Politics

Ann Widdecombe might not be the only former Strictly Come Dancing contestant who's gone onto panto - but she's probably the first former minister. ...

Oh No They're Not! Celebs in Panto 2011 (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 12.12.2011 | Home

A dodgy Christmas pantomime is as synonymous with the festive season as turkey and a family argument, as every year a plethora of celebsville's forgot...

Ann Widdecombe Says David Cameron Listens To Nick Clegg Too Much

PA | Posted 25.01.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has been "very misguided" in allowing the Liberal Democrats too much power in the coalition, Ann Widdecombe has claimed as she talked of...

Ann Widdecombe's War On Christian Persecution

PA | Posted 21.12.2011 | UK Politics

Former prisons minister Ann Widdecombe will attack David Cameron for failing to act as tough on the persecution of Christians as he does on the abuse ...

What's Yellow, Makes You Cringe And Speaks For Brent?

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 19.11.2011 | UK Politics

Sarah Teather tried her best to impress with a host of toe-curlingly awful Strictly Come Dancing jokes at the Liberal Democrat Conference in Birmingha...

Is Edwina Currie Strictly's New Ann Widdecombe?

Posted 30.10.2011 | UK Entertainment

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Craig Revel Horwood has revealed he'd love to have Edwina Currie on this year's Strictly Come Dancing - as she'd be even more fun...