Andrew Rawnsley is a multiple award-winning writer and broadcaster. The Associate Editor and Chief Political Commentator of the Observer, he has won a string of prestigious prizes for his journalism, including Channel 4 Political Journalist of the Year.
GQ Magazine declared him to be one of the Britain’s top five ‘super-columnists’ while The Spectator calls him ‘the master chronicler of contemporary politics’. He 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 is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
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 judgments 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 lives with his wife and daughters in London.
“Andrew Rawnsley is a serious journalist with serious sources. He oozes credibility.”
Peter Preston, The Guardian.
"Andrew Rawnsley is an outstanding journalist of flawless integrity."
Matthew Norman, The Independent
“Andrew Rawnsley is a fine and trustworthy journalist. When he says his new account of Brown's premiership is based on meticulous and numerous interviews, I believe him.”
Jackie Ashley, The Guardian
“I don’t have to read Andrew’s portrait to know it’s authentic. Mr Brown is lucky it hasn’t come out sooner, and Labour is unfortunate that those in its upper echelons who knew about his failings colluded to keep quiet about them.”
Benedict Brogan, The Telegraph
“..the public has heard a good deal more about a pretty open secret in Westminster - the fact that their prime minister has a ferocious temper which some find very uncomfortable to deal with.”
Nick Robinson, BBC’s Political Editor