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10. Andrea Leadsom

Following a failed bid for the Tory leadership in 2016, Leadsom briefly served as Environment Secretary before becoming Leader of the House of Commons following June’s snap election. What followed was an almighty gaffe when commenting on the launch of the new £10 note featuring an image of Jane Austen, with the politician referring to the famously long-dead writer as “one of our greatest living authors”. Leadsom was later accused of failing to act on a rape allegation that was reportedly made against a senior Conservative Party member earlier this year. (Getty)

The most memorable politicians of 2017

Even though British politics was dominated by June’s snap general election, UK politicians were eclipsed Donald Trump who commands top spot on the list of Yahoo’s most searched-for politicians.

Yahoo’s Year in Review reveals the biggest news stories, social trends and searches of 2017, taken from the billions of searches made on Yahoo Search over the course of the past year.

The US President’s brash and outlandish personality saw both Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn fall beneath him.

Fellow Conservatives Boris Johnson and Priti Patel landed at seventh and ninth respectively with Diane Abbott, Labour MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington, placing fourth.

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