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Andrew Rawnsley

Andrew Rawnsley

Chief Political Commentator, The Observer

Andrew Rawnsley is the The Observer's award-winning Chief Political Commentator as well as being a best-selling author and critically-acclaimed broadcaster.

The Rise And Fall of Tony Blair, his three hour series about the Blair decade broadcast this year on Channel Four, was acclaimed across the media. 'Hugely insightful...a rare series for which the word landmark is actually justified.' (Time Out) 'Great television from a master chronicler of contemporary politics.' (The Spectator) 'A masterly overview' (The Guardian) 'Immensely worth watching' (The Times). 'Forensic' (The Sunday Times). 'Fascinating ... devastating insights ... didn't miss a trick (Independent on Sunday). 'The definitive history of Blair' (Mail on Sunday). 'Triumph' (New Statesman).

Andrew presents The Sunday Edition, ITV's flagship political interview show, and before that was anchor of Radio 4's Westminster Hour and Channel Four's A Week In Politics.

Servants of the People, his book about New Labour, was a top ten best-seller in both hard cover and paperback. It was voted Channel Four Political Book of the Year.

Andrew has won several prestigious awards for his newspaper columns, including recognition in the British Press Awards and Columnist of the Year in the What The Papers Say Awards.

As well as being The Observer's Chief Political Commentator, he is an Associate Editor of the paper.