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Last Updated: Thursday, 10 June, 2004, 14:27 GMT 15:27 UK
Daisy Sampson
Daisy Sampson
Daisy Sampson is a well-known figure in Westminster having worked as a journalist in the corridors of power since 1992.

Daisy has presented The Daily Politics, together with her own slot on BBC Breakfast called Yesterday in Parliament, since January 2003.

Starting as a researcher in the House of Commons in 1991 (aged 19) she moved on to work for The House Magazine, a publication she edited from 1995 to 1997, before becoming a freelance political journalist in the House of Commons Press Gallery.

In November 1999, Daisy was appointed press secretary to the new Liberal Democrat Leader, Charles Kennedy.

Following the 2001 general election, she left Westminster to pursue a career in broadcasting making regular contributions to both BBC and commercial television and radio programmes.

Knowledge and gossip

That led to her presenting Channel 4's lunchtime political programme, Powerhouse.

Until the end of 2003 she wrote a weekly interview column for The House Magazine, profiling politicians from across the political spectrum and gaining an extensive, encyclopaedic knowledge and understanding of British politics from policies to personality gossip.

Away from work she has many other interests.

Having been a Londoner all her life she claims an intimate knowledge of its shops, bars, clubs and restaurants.

A self-confessed speed-junkie, motorcycles, go-karts, dune-buggies and fast cars are her other passions as well as throwing parties, cooking, walking her dog Ted and endlessly moving home!


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