Andrew Rawnsley

The Observer's Award-winning Associate Editor and Chief Political Commentator

Andrew Rawnsley is a multiple award-winning writer and broadcaster. The Associate Editor and Chief Political Commentator of the Observer, GQ Magazine declared him to be one of Britain's top five 'super-columnists' while The Spectator calls him 'the master chronicler of contemporary politics'.

"Andrew Rawnsley is a serious journalist with serious sources. He oozes credibility" The Guardian

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How he presents

With an uncanny ability and sharp wit to unearth revelations at the highest level of government, Andrew Rawnsley is an intelligent and eloquent speaker with a good sense of humour who expertly and powerfully takes his audiences 'into the room or the helicopter or on to the leather seats of the ministerial car'.

Books & Media

  • The End of the Party
  • Servants of the People

In Detail

Andrew has made a series of highly acclaimed TV documentaries about the governments of Gordon Brown, Tony Blair and John Major as well as presenting the renowned flagship political programmes, Radio 4's The Westminster Hour and Channel 4's The Week in Politics. He has won a string of prestigious prizes for his journalism, including Channel 4 Political Journalist of the Year. His award-winning and bestselling account of the rise of New Labour and its first term in office, 'Servants of the People', was published in 2001 and was praised for the acuity of its judgements and the sheer excitement of its narrative. In 'The End of the Party' Andrew Rawnsley provides the definitive account of the rise and fall of New Labour. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.


Drawing on hundreds of interviews and conversations with those at the heart of power, Andrew Rawnsley provides candid and astonishing accounts of life behind the walls of Westminster and the internal machinations at the heart of the New Labour government. An accomplished chairperson, his keynote and after dinner speeches are rich with penetrating insights into the complex world of politics that audiences expect from Britain's foremost political commentator and television documentary maker.



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