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: The Not Quite Prime Ministers (Biteback, Autumn 2023)
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.
- 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
“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
“Theresa May has a big majority – she should use it.”
- The Times, June 2017
- History and Policy blog, February 2017