Tim Shipman has been a national newspaper journalist for seventeen years and has more than a decade of experience reporting on British and American politics and international relations.
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 first book, ‘All Out War’ chronicles 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. It has been chosen by Andrew Marr as one of his ‘Books of the Year’. Tim chronicles in lively and unprecedented detail the relationships, rivalries and infighting between David Cameron, Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and George Osborne. He 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.
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. Renowned for his humour, as a speaker Tim is both insightful and entertaining.
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, @ShippersUnbound.
He is an excellent host, chair and moderator as well as an authoritative and often entertaining speaker on politics.