Writing and media

I have written and broadcast widely on politics and political history, with a specific interest in political opposition. Below you can find details of my public contributions, with links where available.

Published Books and chapters

Forthcoming: Institutionalised Dissent: The Official Opposition in the UK since 1935 (Routledge, 2021)

‘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

When PMs meet opposition leaders: an awkward relationship

The Times, January 2019

‘How loyal should Her Majesty’s opposition be?’

The Times, March 2018

[With Matthew Bailey]: ‘“I am most deeply hurt”

Mile End Institute blog, February 2018

Theresa May has a big majority — she should use it’

The Times, June 2017

‘The President’s Speech’

History and Policy blog, February 2017

The Chancellor should show the good a Tory government can do

Daily Telegraph, November 2016

Broadcast appearances

I have growing broadcast media experience, having appeared on a number of programmes over the years discussing current politics, the constitution and political opposition. Appearances have included: Times Radio, BBC News Channel, BBC Radio Five Live, BBC Newsnight, BBC Politics Show South East, BBC Politics Show London, BBC Parliament BookTalk.

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