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Tim Shipman

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Tim Shipman is best known as the Political Editor of the Sunday Times.


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


Barack Obama’s historic first election campaign, and has covered six 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 great upheaval in British politics for a generation. Andrew Marr described the book as ‘essential’, whilst Nick Robinson described it as a ‘must-read’. It was shortlisted for the prestigious Orwell Prize.

Tim’s second book ‘Fall Out: A Year of Political Mayhem’ covered the 2017 General Election and its aftermath was published in 207, he’s 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.

His 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 witty and irascible observer of the political scene on Twitter. He is working on his third book to be published by HarperCollins later this year.


  • All Out War: The Full Story Of Brexit – 2016, William Collins
  • Fall Out: A Year of Political Mayhem – 2018, William Collins


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