Writing

I have written widely on politics and political history, with a specific interest in political opposition. Below you can find details of my written work, with links where available. I have also assisted with others’ published work, acting as an editor and researcher of a recent bestselling political memoir.

Published Books and chapters

Forthcoming: Institutionalised Dissent: The Official Opposition in the UK since 1935 (Routledge)

‘The Earl of Derby’ – Chapter in The Prime Ministers: Three Hundred Years of Political Leadership– Edited by Iain Dale (Hodder and Stoughton, November 2020). Available to order here.

How to be in Opposition: Life in the Political Shadows (Biteback, 2011) – Editor. Available to buy here.

‘William Hague, 1997-2001‘ – Chapter in Leaders of the Opposition from Churchill to Cameron – Edited by Tim Heppell (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). Available to buy here.

Authored Articles

Assembling a Shadow Cabinet

  • The UK in a Changing Europe, April 2020

“I am most deeply hurt” (with Matthew Bailey) 

Using ‘real time’, Matthew Bailey and Nigel Fletcher explore what happened to the Labour party after the untimely death of Hugh Gaitskell.

  • Mile End Institute blog, 1st February 2018

“The President’s Speech”

  • History and Policy blog, February 2017

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