The paper reports that as a civil servant, Mr Rabbatts is not allowed to say whether she supports Labour but she says: 'There's no ideological givens about anything. I have my own leadership style. I've got values - everyone's born equal and should have the best possible opportunity to achieve their potential.'
She says: 'I try to create those synergies which make a difference to people's lives. That's what drives me and that's what I'm passionate about.'