Christine Hamilton appears regularly on TV and radio, from entertainment to news and current affairs programmes. Her repertoire includes everything from 'Have I Got News for You', 'Bo Selecta', 'Harry Hill' and 'This Morning' to 'Any Questions' and 'Newsnight'. She also writes for newspapers, magazines and periodicals.
She has filled both Oxford and Cambridge Unions, wowed the boys at Eton College and enchanted countless other audiences with her wit, humour and fund of hilarious stories. She is in demand to speak at luncheons, dinners and gatherings of all kinds, equally at home with either male, female or mixed audiences, enlivening many an occasion with her charm and humour. A practised, entertaining and witty speaker, she lifts the veil on the discreet yet not-so-discreet World of Westminster and enthuses hilariously about her 'Great British Battleaxes'.
Christine acquired media celebrity overnight for the forceful support she gave her husband during his 1997 General Election campaign in the Tatton constituency. The Battle of Knutsford Heath was one of the high spots of the campaign. Descriptions of her ranged from the insultingly unflattering to the admiringly adulatory. She was called everything from The Wife from Hell to The Battling Lioness. Lampooned in countless articles and cartoons as a ferocious Battleaxe, she also aroused admiration for her spirit and chutzpah.
Christine and Neil currently live in London where they enjoy music, gardening, cooking and entertaining, which encompasses their overriding passion: the company of good friends.