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Andrew Rawnsley

London, UK

Chief Political Commentator, The Observer

Presenter, Leader Conference, BBC Radio 4

Award-winning journalist and author

‘Great television from a master chronicler of contemporary politics.’ – The Spectator on The Rise and Fall of Tony Blair

Andrew Rawnsley is the The Observer’s award-winning Chief Political Commentator and Associate Editor. He is a best-selling author and critically-acclaimed broadcaster.

His television documentaries about David Cameron, Gordon Brown, Tony Blair and John Major have been acclaimed across the media as compelling and revelatory viewing.

Andrew presents the lively discussion programme, Leader Conference for BBC Radio 4 and before that was anchor of Radio 4’s Westminster Hour and Channel 4’s A Week In Politics.

Servants of the People (Penguin, 2001), his book about New Labour, was a top ten best-seller in both hard cover and paperback. It was voted Channel 4 Political Book of the Year. His latest book, The End of the Party (Penguin, 2010), detailed Gordon Brown’s violent tempers while in government. It was a number one best-seller in its first week of publication.

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"Andrew has won several prestigious awards for his newspaper columns, including recognition in the British Press Awards, Columnist of the Year in the What The Papers Say Awards (2000), Channel 4 Political Awards Journalist of the Year (2003), and House Magazine Awards Commentator of the Year (2008)."

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