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Best Political Speakers for Businesses

Discover our top political speakers for businesses here at Evolve now that the general election is over, and we have a new Labour government.

Benny Lawrence
13 Jun 2024
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As the UK gears up for the general election on the 4th July 2024, political engagement is at an all-time high. This pivotal moment in the nation’s democratic process presents a unique opportunity for businesses and organisations to connect with their audiences through insightful political discourse. challenges under this administration. Below are some changes businesses can expect to see.

  • Stability and certainty in business taxation
  • Reforming the business rates system
  • Infrastructure development and connectivity
  • Boosting employment and workforce development
  • Reversing low investment levels

Each of these changes has implications for businesses, which is why engaging with political speakers can provide valuable insights into what the future holds and help businesses navigate upcoming policies and regulations. Therefore, in this blog post we provide you with the best political speakers here at Evolve.

Alastair Campbell

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First on the list is Alastair Campbell, who is a writer, communicator, and strategist, best known for his role as the spokesman, press secretary, and director of communications and strategy for former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

His significant accomplishments include writing seventeen books, with a Number 1 best seller among them, and co-founding the Equality4MentalHealth campaign.

Alastair Campbell’s deep insights into political strategy, communication, and leadership, coupled with his engaging storytelling, make him a political speaker worth booking. His expertise ensures audiences gain a nuanced understanding of contemporary political dynamics, which will benefit businesses greatly.

Edwina Currie


Edwina Currie is a prominent British writer, broadcaster, and former Conservative politician, who served as the MP for South Derbyshire from 1983 to 1997.

Her notable accomplishments include serving as a Junior Health Minister, where she became known for her controversial comments on salmonella in eggs, leading to her resignation in 1988. She is also well known for her campaigns on heart disease and women’s cancer screening.

Edwina Currie’s candid and often provocative commentary on political and social issues makes her a compelling speaker for events on how businesses can transverse this new landscape.

Matthew Goodwin

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Third on the list is Matthew Goodwin, who is a British academic and political analyst, best known for his expertise in populism and contemporary political dynamics.

His major accomplishments include authouring influential books such as “National Populism: The Revolt Against Liberal Democracy” and “Values, Voice and Virtue: The New British Politics.”

As a professor of politics at the University of Kent, he provides keen insights into the realignment of British politics. This in combination with his engaging analysis helps audiences understand the shifting political landscape in the UK, which is why Matthew Goodwin has made our list of the best politics speakers.

Nick Clegg

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Nick Clegg is a distinguished British politician and business leader, known for serving as Deputy Prime Minister from 2010 to 2015 and as the leader of the Liberal Democrats from 2007 to 2015.

Among his key accomplishments are his pivotal role in the UK’s first coalition government since WWII and his subsequent influential positions in the tech industry, including his current role as President of Global Affairs at Meta.

Clegg’s extensive political experience and insight into both governmental and corporate spheres make him a great asset to have at an event to help understand the anticipated changes in economic and business regulations following the general election.

Ann Widdecombe

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Ann Widdecombe is yet another British politician but also an author and media personality known for her roles as a Conservative MP from 1987 to 2010 and as Minister of State for Employment and Minister of State for Prisons.

Her main achievements include her outspoken contributions to parliamentary debates and her successful transition to television, featuring on shows like “Strictly Come Dancing” and “Celebrity Big Brother” equipping her with lively commentary, which audiences at your event will love.

Andrew Marr

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Andrew Marr, a British journalist and broadcaster, is highly regarded for his insightful political commentary and experience in media. With a career spanning several decades,

Marr began as a political editor for “The Independent” and later became the BBC’s political editor. He is best known for hosting “The Andrew Marr Show”, a flagship Sunday morning political program on BBC One.

Andrew Marr’s deep understanding of political dynamics, combined with his articulate and engaging presentation style, makes him a go to speaker offering invaluable perspectives on political strategies and developments.

David Lammy

David Lammy

David Lammy is a Member of Parliament for Tottenham and serves as the Foreign Secretary.

Famous for his passionate advocacy in social justice, Lammy has made significant contributions to addressing issues faced by Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities, notably through his efforts with the Windrush scandal and the Grenfell Tower fire.

Educated at Harvard, he is a prominent voice on matters of diversity, climate change, and social reform. His eloquent and informed perspective makes him a compelling speaker where his insights on public policy and social equity are highly valued, which is essential with the new changes following the general election.

Alan Johnson

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Alan Johnson, a former Labour MP and senior government minister, has had a distinguished political career, holding key positions such as Home Secretary, Education Secretary, and Health Secretary.

Known for his articulate communication and engaging personality, Johnson has authored several acclaimed books and has made numerous television appearances.

Alan Johnson is considered a great speaker because he has a deep understanding of political processes and has a unique ability to connect with diverse audiences through humour and personal anecdotes. He can also offer ways in which businesses can learn to adapt and thrive under the new political dynamics.

Dawn Butler

Dawn Butler

Dawn Butler, Labour MP for Brent Central, is widely recognised for her impactful work on equality and social justice. She made history as the first Black woman to speak from the despatch box in the House of Commons and served as the first female African-Caribbean minister in the UK government.

Renowned for her advocacy for underrepresented communities, Dawn Butler has been a prominent voice in campaigns such as Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ+ rights. Her ability to address critical social issues with passion and clarity makes her a compelling speaker for your next event, offering a strong voice on diversity and inclusion.

Sir Iain Duncan Smith

Sir Iain Duncan Smith

Sir Iain Duncan Smith, a prominent figure in British politics, has served as the Leader of the Conservative Party and held key positions such as Work and Pensions Secretary.

His significant contributions include leading extensive welfare reforms and establishing the Centre for Social Justice. Known for his pivotal role in the Brexit campaign and advocacy on human rights issues, Duncan Smith brings a wealth of political experience and insight.

His extensive career and deep understanding of policy make him an engaging speaker, offering authoritative perspectives on current political affairs.

Sir Craig Oliver

Sir Craig Oliver

Sir Craig Oliver is another British journalist and political advisor in this blog post and is best known for his role as Director of Politics and Communications for Prime Minister David Cameron.

He played a pivotal role in the Remain campaign during the Brexit referendum and has a rich background in journalism, having edited major BBC news programmes. His book, “Unleashing Demons,” offers an insider’s view of the Brexit campaign.

Oliver’s experience in high-stakes political environments and his expertise in strategic communication make him an invaluable speaker for business events, which is why he has made our list.

Rachel Johnson

Rachel Johnson

Finally, we have Rachel Johnson who is a multifaceted author, journalist, and broadcaster who has established herself as a prominent figure in the media.

As the first female graduate trainee at the “Financial Times”, she has contributed to major publications like “The Daily Telegraph”, “The Evening Standard”, and “The Sunday Times”.

Currently, she is known for her radio show on LBC and her podcast, “Rachel Johnson’s Difficult Women”. With her dynamic background and keen insight into politics and journalism, Rachel is a must have for your next event.

The new labour government Keir Starmer brings a wave of changes that businesses must understand and adapt to. Hosting events with top political speakers such as Alastair Campbell, Edwina Currie, and Ann Widdecombe can provide the insights and guidance needed to navigate this new landscape effectively.

If you want more options, then be sure to explore our full range of political speakers.

For bookings or further information, please contact us directly. Let us help you make your next event truly memorable with the expertise of our exceptional speakers.


About the author

Benny Lawrence

Evolve’s Founder and Director Benny has over 14 years’ experience working across PR, events, talent management and sourcing high-profile hosts and speakers for events. This has seen him manage talent...

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