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Tim Shipman

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Established British journalist covering political and foreign news

Political Editor, The Sunday Times (2014-present)

Deputy Political Editor, Daily Mail (2009-14)

Tim Shipman is the Political Editor of the Sunday Times. He has been a national newspaper journalist since 1997 and in nineteen years writing about politics he has also reported from Westminster for the Daily Mail and the Sunday Express.

He was Washington Correspondent for the Sunday Telegraph during Barack Obama’s historic first election campaign, and has covered five general elections, three presidential elections, two wars and more leadership contests than he can count.

His first book, All Out War: The Full Story of Brexit chronicles the greatest upheaval in British politics for a generation. Andrew Marr described the book as ‘essential’ and Nick Robinson ‘a must-read’ and it was shortlisted for the prestigious Orwell Prize.

Tim’s second book Fall Out: A Year of Political Mayhem, covering the 2017 General Election and its aftermath was published in 2017 and he is currently working on the third installment of the Brexit trilogy – a body of work which has seen him described as the ‘biographer of Brexit’ and ‘Britain’s Bob Woodward’.

Tim has been shortlisted six times for his journalism at the British Press Awards and in 2019 was named both political reporter and political commentator of the year – a unique double win. He was the London Press Club’s print journalist of the year for 2017.

Tim’s insights mean he is a regular on the Today Programme and in demand by Newsnight, Sky News and This Week. His humorous approach to politics also led to him appearing on Have I Got News for You, Radio 4’s The News Quiz and The Now Show.

Tim has written for The Spectator, The New Statesman and Total Politics and has a large following as a witty and irascible observer of the political scene on Twitter, @ShippersUnbound.

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"With a wealth of both domestic and international political experience under his belt, Tim is widely regarded as being a witty, waspish and sometimes irascible observer of the political scene."

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