For Margaret Thatcher listening to opera was the perfect respite, while Ted Heath often found solace in a day’s sailing and Tony Blair relaxed by playing the guitar.
However Jeremy Wright, the Culture Secretary, has admitted that he likes to unwind with a more unusual hobby – building Lego models.
Mr Wright, 46, said he finds the Danish building blocks “therapeutic” and the ideal way to “switch off” in the evening. As a result he has built up a “very large” collection.
He told TalkRadio: “I think everybody who does any difficult or stressful job needs a way to switch off. We all have different ways, mine is Lego.”
The cabinet member confessed that the largest Lego model he owns is a 4,000 piece…
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