Lord Daniel Finkelstein OBE

Broadcaster and Columnist, The Times

Lord Finkelstein OBE is a columnist and broadcaster and former Executive Editor and Associate Editor of The Times. He is also a member of the Lords and has served as an advisor to the Conservative Party.

“Daniel Finkelstein is a respected commentator on all political issues.”

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  • The Current Political Scene
  • Government Affairs
  • The European Political Forum
  • UK Politics
  • Economics


He presents in English.

How he presents

A highly respected professional, Daniel Finkelstein is an intelligent and eloquent speaker with a good sense of humour who brings a refreshing edge to the world of politics.

Books & Media

  • Hitler, Stalin, Mum and Dad: A Family Memoir of Miraculous Survival
  • Everything in Moderation: The must-read collection of Daniel Finkelstein’s greatest columns in The Times

In Detail

Daniel Finkelstein began his career as the Chair of the Young Social Democrats, which eventually merged with the Conservative Party. After serving as the director of a prominent Westminster think tank, focussing on social policy, he became advisor to John Major, former prime minister and then later to the former Conservative leader William Hague. In 1997 Finkelstein was honoured with the Order of the British Empire (OBE). He joined The Times in 2001 and progressed to become Executive Editor. In 2013 Finkelstein was appointed to the House of Lords in recognition of his achievements and contributions. Since 2018 he is chairman of the think-tank Onward, whose mission is to renew the centre right for future generations. Finkelstein now frequently shares his insights on current affairs through regular appearances on TV and radio programs as well as continues to contribute as a columnist for the Times.


Daniel Finkelstein is a prominent media commentator, well known for his regular appearances on Newsnight's political panel. He expertly provides a tour d'horizon of the current political scene.



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