Just last week there was a wonderful article on the Home Secretary, Theresa May. She is a genuinely impressive woman who is doing one of the hardest jobs in politics very well. In my first 6 weeks in the Home Office we had to deal with Abu Qatada, Gary McKinnon and Abu Hamza, as well as cutting immigration, police commissioner elections, and a whole lot more.
She is unflappable, extremely competent and genuinely kind: for example,when I got sick last year she wrote me the sweetest hand written personal note and get well letter.
Have a read for yourself: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9762170/Theresa-May-interview-I-probably-was-Goody-Two-Shoes-at-school.html