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General Election 2017 Speakers

GE 2017 – opinion and commentary around the UK General Election of 2017.

 
 
 
 
David Aaronovitch Profile image

David Aaronovitch

Orwell Prize-winning journalist, author and long-running columnist for The Times. ...

 
Paddy Ashdown Profile image

Paddy Ashdown

After leaving British politics, former Commando Paddy Ashdown served as the High Representative and EU Special Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina from 2002 until 2006. Lord Ashdown became a life peer in 2001, is a regular broadcaster, includin...

 
Emma Barnett Profile image

Emma Barnett

Award-winning journalist, broadcaster, documentary maker, columnist for The Sunday Times and regular presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour...

 
Phillip Blond Profile image

Phillip Blond

Leads award-winning think-tank ResPublica. Internationally recognised thinker whose work has enormous policy & practical impact across European politics....

 
Adam Boulton Profile image

Adam Boulton

Influential British political broadcaster, worked at Sky News as Political Editor until stepping down in 2014, he now presents Sky News Tonight....

 
Rory Bremner Profile image

Rory Bremner

Rory Bremner is the safest pairs of hands on the after dinner circuit. He is the favourite of both corporate clients and the public alike. Britain’s sharpest impressionist – a one-man opposition party even....

 
Alastair Campbell Profile image

Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell writer, communicator and media strategist is best known for his role as former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s spokesman, press secretary and director of communications and strategy. Campbell now splits his time between writin...

 
Lars Christensen Profile image

Lars Christensen

Internationally renowned Danish economist, founder of Markets and Money Advisory and of Market Monetarist. Author of Milton Friedman – a pragmatic revolutionary....

 
Kenneth Clarke Profile image

Kenneth Clarke

Former Minister for Health, Trade & Industry, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Shadow Business Secretary. One of the most experienced figures in British politics. ...

 
Michael Cockerell Profile image

Michael Cockerell

Legendary award-winning BBC documentary maker who has interviewed 9 PM's, written about British political leaders and their image-makers....

 
Iain Dale Profile image

Iain Dale

Iain is one of Britain’s leading political and current affairs commentators, on Radio, online and through his regular columns in the press. ...

 
John Denham Profile image

John Denham

In the United Kingdom ‘English identity’ is on the rise and is playing an increasingly significant role in British politics, especially since the EU Referendum of 2016 and Brexit. John Denham speaks with authority about the new identity politics ...

 
Michael Dobbs Profile image

Michael Dobbs

Raconteur and storyteller whose life has orbited around so many great political events. Creator of House of Cards, now a massive Netflix series....

 
Roger Evans Profile image

Roger Evans

Former Deputy Mayor of London with insights into the workings and politics of one of the world’s most sophisticated cities....

 
Daniel Finkelstein Profile image

Daniel Finkelstein

Politician and journalist who is associate editor with The Times....

 
Janan Ganesh Profile image

Janan Ganesh

FT principal political columnist and author of the biography 'George Osbourne: The Austerity Chancellor'. One of the most influential figures in British society....

 
William Hague Profile image

William Hague

Former secretary of state, foreign secretary and leader of the Conservative party. A renowned and outstanding speaker and political insider....

 
Rebecca Harding Profile image

Rebecca Harding

Leading researcher, economist, co-founder and CEO of Equant Analytics. Formerly Chief Economist at the British Bankers Association....

 
Tom Harris Profile image

Tom Harris

Columnist for the Daily Telegraph, as an MP he became the Labour government’s longest serving railways Minister and is a pioneer of political social media....

 
Anthony Hilton Profile image

Anthony Hilton

Author, Broadcaster, Journalist and Lecturer, Anthony Hilton joined Fleet Street in 1968 as a Trainee on The Guardian. Anthony Hilton was City Editor of The Times, 1981 to 1983 and City Editor of The Evening Standard from 1984 to 1989 and in November...

 
Gaby Hinsliff Profile image

Gaby Hinsliff

Gaby is a Guardian columnist, political columnist and interviewer for Grazia, a prolific writer and blogger with an inside track on the exercise of power and the development of policy....

 
Bill Jamieson Profile image

Bill Jamieson

Bill Jamieson is the Executive Editor of the Scotsman Newspaper with specific responsibility for the paper's business and economics coverage. Bill was formerly the Economics Editor of the Sunday Telegraph for seven years. He is a regular commentator ...

 
Quentin Letts Profile image

Quentin Letts

The Daily Mail’s star Parliamentary sketch writer and regular guest on progammes such as This Week, Newsnight, Have I Got News For You and Question Time....

 
Gerard Lyons Profile image

Dr Gerard Lyons

leading economist and forecaster. Former Chief Economist and Group Head of Global Research at Standard Chartered Bank and Swiss Bank Corporation. Currently Chief Economic Advisor to Mayor of London, Boris Johnson....

 
Denis MacShane Profile image

Dr Denis MacShane

Europe expert and political insider specialising in penetrating analysis. Offers frank insight into how ministers and politicians arrive at decisions....

 
Andrew Marr Profile image

Andrew Marr

Andrew Marr presents BBC Radio Four's Start The Week each Monday. He joined the Monday morning programme in November 2002. He is also the host of the interview programme The Andrew Marr Show on BBC One. ...

 
Iain Martin Profile image

Iain Martin

Political commentator, editor of Reaction, author and former editor at CapX, The Scotsman and former deputy editor of The Sunday Telegraph....

 
Tim Montgomerie Profile image

Tim Montgomerie

Columnist for The Times, founder of ConservativeHome. Writes for The Spectator, New Statesman, London Evening Standard, City AM, Wall Street Journal & the FT. ...

 
Piers Morgan Profile image

Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan is the former Editor of News of The World and The Mirror newspapers. Since then, he has presented a number of TV shows and shot to fame as a judge on Britain’s Got Talent and America’s Got Talent. He is an entertaining raconteur and ...

 
Wolfgang Munchau Profile image

Wolfgang Munchau

Wolfgang Munchau is a co-founder and president of Eurointelligence ASBL. He is also an associate editor of the Financial Times, where he writes a weekly column about European economics. ...

 
Jim Murphy Profile image

Jim Murphy

Former Cabinet Minister, leader of the Scottish Labour Party and voted the most effective Minister in government by politicians of all parties from the House of Commons and House of Lords....

 
Richard Needham Profile image

Richard Needham

Speaker Sir Richard Needham was Deputy Chairman of Dyson for four years, now senior independent Director. A former Minister of Trade and the visionary architect of Northern Ireland's reconstruction and redevelopment. Sir Richard Needham is both a str...

 
Andrew Neil Profile image

Andrew Neil

Andrew Neil is a publisher, editor, writer, broadcaster, public speaker and business consultant on media matters working out of London, New York, Edinburgh and France. His knowledge of global political and economic affairs is recognised as foremost i...

 
Isabel Oakeshott Profile image

Isabel Oakeshott

British political journalist and commentator, former Sunday Times Political Editor and Political Journalist of the Year 2013. Co-author of ‘Call Me Dave’, a controversial unauthorised biography of David Cameron....

 
Matthew Parris Profile image

Matthew Parris

Mathew Parris is a Times political columnist, political commentator and former Conservative MP. He is a regular presenter for BBC Radio 4, ITV and frequently appears on "Have I Got News For You". Parris is an accomplished and witty speaker, well inf...

 
Jeremy Paxman Profile image

Jeremy Paxman

Charismatic award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster....

 
Rita Payne Profile image

Rita Payne

Former BBC Asia Editor and news editor, producer and presenter at BBC World Service radio. Expert moderator and current affairs discussion leader....

 
John Pienaar Profile image

John Pienaar

John Pienaar is the BBC’s Senior Political Correspondent, both on television news and Radio 5 Live. He interprets Government spin, offering the inside scoop on the political scene. He is an accomplished after dinner speaker and a popular conference...

 
Michael Portillo Profile image

Michael Portillo

Rt Hon Michael Portillo is a former Minister of State turned author, columnist, political commentator and broadcaster. He is a highly sought after conference, after dinner speaker and raconteur. ...

 
Steve Richards Profile image

Steve Richards

Steve Richards is Chief Political Columnist for the Independent, Contributing Editor of the New Statesman and host of BBC R4’s Week in Westminster....

 
Matt Ridley Profile image

Matt Ridley

Matt Ridley's books on science and technology have sold over a million copies, been translated into 30 languages and won several awards. ...

 
Stephan Shakespeare Profile image

Stephan Shakespeare

Founder of YouGov, PoliticsHome & the first political internet TV station. Inspiring innovator & highly influential in modern political communication....

 
Jon Snow Profile image

Jon Snow

Jon Snow is one of the best known presenter and correspondents on UK television today...

 
Jack Straw Profile image

Jack Straw

Served in senior Cabinet positions from 1997 to 2010 and took a leading part in momentous political decisions in national and international politics....

 
Sayeeda Warsi Profile image

Sayeeda Warsi

One of the strongest personalities in British and European politics. A lawyer with a powerful advocacy record and very significant foreign policy experience....

 
Justin Webb Profile image

Justin Webb

BBC news and radio stalwart, presenter on Radio 4's flagship Today programme....

 
Toby Young Profile image

Toby Young

One of Britain's most controversial broadcasters, author of How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, founder of the West London Free Schools group. ...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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