Steve Richards is a political columnist, broadcaster, author and performer of Rock N Roll Politics, his one man show which he regularly takes on tour. He writes political columns for the Independent and has written for the Guardian, Times, New Statesman, Spectator and TLS. He presents BBC Radio 4's Week in Westminster and presented GMTV's live Sunday programme for ten years. Steve was a BBC Political Correspondent and is a regular pundit on BBC's Today and Newsnight programmes and SKY News. His book ‘Whatever It Takes‘ was nominated for the Orwell Prize and the accompanying series for Radio 4 was nominated for a Sony.
Steve takes audiences behind the scenes of British politics, conveying the high theatre and epic personal dramas of an election year, the comedy and the tragedy. Broadcaster turned parliamentary candidate Esther Rantzen had described him as the “most entertaining political speaker in the UK” and Martin Bell says of him, “Steve is as entertaining as John Sergeant”, a comparison that is surely a compliment.
Steve Richards is a regular guest on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, and has appeared on Any Questions, Question Time and Andrew Neil's Politics Show. For several years he was a presenter of BBC2's Despatch Box and was a BBC Political Correspondent who reported on the fall of Margaret Thatcher and the rise of Tony Blair.
Steve Richards has chaired major political conferences and has also spoken on politics as a guest at conferences. He is also and as an accomplished after dinner speaker and performer of his one man show Rock ‘N ‘Roll Politics, which he can produce in a reduced form as an after dinner speech.
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The most entertaining political speaker in the UK.
Witty, lyrical and above all insightful, the show has demonstrated a staying power which will please all of us who want to see more of this promising new form of live performance.
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