Investigating the ancestry of political leaders
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Ancestry of Johnson, May, Corbyn and Cable

After scientists discovered the identity of Boris Johnson's great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandmother in the Swiss city of Basel, the Daily Politics looked into the background of other leading politicians.

Genealogist Anthony Adolph said the PM's background was "very ordinary" and Jeremy Corbyn was "very much a man of the people".

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  • 26 Jan 2018
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