Tim Shipman



Tim Shipman is a national newspaper journalist with a wealth of experience reporting on British and American politics and international relations.
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.
Tim‘s experience is diverse and has seen him deliver 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.
Tim honed his public speaking skills as Parliamentary Press Gallery Chairman, during which time he was lauded for securing both David Cameron and Tony Blair to address the gallery in the same month. 
He has covered General Elections in the UK and three American elections. 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.
In his book 'All Out War' Tim chronicles the greatest upheaval in British politics for a generation from David Cameron's efforts to secure a new deal from Brussels, though the referendum campaign and the explosive fallout in both major parties.
He covers the relationships, rivalries and infighting between David Cameron, Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and George Osborne and 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 10 Downing Street.
Tim gives the behind the scenes view from Downing Street, Vote Leave, Leave.EU, Britain Stronger in Europe, the Labour Party and explains why Leave won and what it all means for Britain.

"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

"I very much enjoyed your talk, a fascinating insight into the machinations around the whole Brexit process as well as a very informative look at what might expect next."


"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."

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." 

Broadwalk Asset Management

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