Tim Shipman

Political Editor at the Sunday Times

Tim Shipman is the current Political Editor at the Sunday Times newspaper.

Currently the Political Editor of the Sunday Times, Tim was previously the Deputy Political Editor of the Daily Mail, Washington Correspondent for the Sunday Telegraph and held several posts, both Political and Foreign, at the Daily and Sunday Express.

His book ‘All Out War’, due to be published by Harper Collins in October 2016, will chronicle the greatest upheaval in British politics for a generation; from David Cameron’s efforts to secure a new EU deal from Brussels, through to the European referendum campaign and the explosive fallout in both major parties.

‘All Out War’ recounts in lively and unprecedented detail the relationships, rivalries and infighting between David Cameron, Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and George Osborne.  Tim reveals how Nigel Farage capitalised on these differences to help steer the country towards Brexit and Theresa May picked her way through the carnage to seize the keys to 10 Downing Street.

Tim’s experience is diverse and has seen him coordinate a wide range of news, from the war in Kosovo to Bill Clinton’s impeachment, as well as writing extensively on security issues. He was the main anchorman for the Express’s coverage of the Iraq War, reporting from the US Central Command in Doha.

During his office as parliamentary press gallery chairman Tim honed his public speaking skills and was lauded for securing both David Cameron and Tony Blair to address the gallery in the same month. Renowned for his humour, as a speaker Tim is both insightful and entertaining.

Tim has covered four British General Elections and three American elections from the US. Well known in the Westminster political mix, he is a trusted confidant of politicians from all political parties.

Tim has written for The Spectator and Total Politics and has a growing following as a witty and sometimes irascible observer of the political scene on Twitter. He has appeared on the BBC programme The Papers to offer his insight on the stories behind the front pages.

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“Tim went down an absolute storm and the feedback has been really positive. Please do pass on my thanks and let him know what a tour de force he was. He teed up the day perfectly and had a great balance of humour and insight.”
Owen James

“He was a very good speaker – the guests enjoyed listening to him and he kindly stayed behind for a long time after he spoke to chat and answer questions with the guests.”
Bain and Company

“The breakfast was excellent – Tim was superb and we have had great feedback.”
Oakhill Communications

‘We were delighted to have Tim Shipman as our guest at an event for key clients and prospects. Not only was he able to provide a funny, insightful and thought-provoking perspective on the current political landscape, but he also led a diverting roundtable conversation peppered with behind-the-scenes anecdotes from inside Westminster.’
MSW Consults

‘Tim was a really engaging and funny speaker – his Westminster anecdotes were extremely wry and insightful into the workings of modern politics…. I would thoroughly recommend him.’
Taylor Wessing

‘Tim Shipman was the keynote speaker at our corporate breakfast event “A Full English Brexit”. Tim had been recommended to me as someone with an unrivalled insight into the world of UK politics and indeed he gave us a truly informative and highly entertaining glimpse into Westminster and beyond.
Feedback was unanimously positive and we have booked him again to explain exactly what happened in June and to help us make sense of the next two years. Can’t wait for the next instalment.”
Axon Moore

“Thank you for a fantastic job last night as our guest speaker. It was a very interesting and insightful talk, and I hadn’t realised you have a sideline in Boris Johnson impressions! All the guests much enjoyed it, and it was great they were able to talk to you one to one afterwards.”
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