AI-generated images showing younger versions of ministers are being released by the Ministry of Science… so how many do you recognize?

Our MPs are some of the most recognizable faces in Britain.

However, with the help of AI technology, we can get a glimpse into what these people used to look like before they took office.

Thanks to the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Technology, the ministry’s ministers can be seen as the younger versions of themselves, leaving people on X, formerly known as Twitter, caught in a guessing game of who is who.

So can you guess which AI-generated image matches which minister?


Michelle Donelan

This supposed throwback image shows a striking resemblance to Michelle Donelan, the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology.

The 39-year-old was appointed to the position in February this year.

The 39-year-old has been the Conservative MP for Chippenham in Wiltshire since 2015 and was selected by the Conservative Party as a parliamentary candidate for the new Melksham and Devizes constituency in May 2023.

Prior to her current role, she held three cabinet positions under former Prime Ministers Boris Johnson and Liz Truss: Secretary of State for Education, Secretary of State for Higher and Further Education and Minister for Universities in the Department for Education.

She also served as Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of the UK Treasury) from July 2019 to February 2020, before taking up the unpaid position of Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Education to represent Kemi Badenoch during her maternity leave.



Paul Scully

This AI-generated image is the supposed past image of none other than MP Paul Scully.

Mr Scully has been the Conservative MP for Sutton and Cheam since May 2015 and serves as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Minister for Technology and the Digital Economy within the Department of Science, Innovation and Technology).

He was appointed in February this year.

He has also been Minister for London since February 2020.

Earlier this year he applied to run on behalf of the Tories against Sadiq Khan in next year’s London mayoral election, but did not make the shortlist.



George Freeman

The fresh-faced man can only be compared to Minister of State at the Department of Science, Innovation and Technology, George Freeman.

Mr Freeman has been the sitting Conservative MP for Mid Norfolk since 2010 and was previously Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Science, Research and Innovation until his resignation in July 2022.

He has also previously worked in other departments including the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Department for Transport.

The son of jockey and 1958 Grand National winner Arthur Freeman, he had a 15-year career in the life sciences industry, working with hospitals, clinical researchers, patient groups and biomedical research companies before entering politics.

His ancestors include the 19th century Prime Minister William Gladstone, who was his great-great-great-uncle.

The Liberal Prime Minister served as leader for twelve years, spread over four non-consecutive terms, from 1868 to 1894.



Jonathan Berry, 5th Viscount Camrose

This AI-generated image shows a youthful-looking Jonathan Berry, 5th Viscount Camrose, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department of Science, Innovation and Technology.

As a hereditary peer, the Viscount serves as Minister of AI and Intellectual Property. He was the second hereditary peer appointed to office by current Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

After the death of his father Adrian Berry in 2016, the 53-year-old became a viscount.



Sir John Whittingdale

Today they may look worlds apart, but this picture shows us what Sir John Whittingdale might have looked like many years ago.

The Member for Maldon was was jointly appointed Minister of State in the Ministry of Culture, Media and Sport and the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Technology on May 9, 2023, while Julia Lopez is on maternity leave.

He was previously Minister of State for Media and Data in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and served as State Secretary for Culture, Media and Sport from May 2015 to July 14, 2016.

He has been an MP since 1992 and is best known for his role as chairman of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee, which investigated defamation and data protection issues in 2009 and 2010, with the News International phone hacking scandal taking center stage.

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