Politics is at the heart of our world. It infiltrates sports, science, medicine, the arts and business, and is, of course, central to the running of countries and societies. Political speakers are often the most astute, charismatic and knowledgeable orators, with the ability to inspire and influence the workings of the world. Their messages can provide hope that the future is bright, or explanations for some of the most misconceived attitudes adopted by the general population.
Often revelational, often revolutionary, sometimes glamorous and always full of gravitas, there is nothing like a political speaker at a corporate event to achieve a standard to suit our most valued clients.
Speakers Corner has a huge range of political speakers covering issues as diverse as economic climates and domestic business challenges to international relations. William Hague, John Major and Michael Portillo are some of our most popular political speakers.
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Columnist for the Guardian and Observer, David Aaronovitch is a greatly respected journalist, author and TV presenter
2009 UK Woman Political Journalist of the Year & an expert in gender, human rights & democratic empowerment, Lesley Abdela is a fascinating speaker
Former politician and well known, best selling author and personality
Rt Hon. Lord Ashdown GCMG KBE is the former leader of the Lib Dem party, an EU and UN representative and an internationally renowned speaker
Ben Ami was the chief Israeli negotiator at the Camp David summit in 2000. He applies his expertise on conflict resolution to managerial situations as well as international politics.
Political thinker, Anglican theologian, and director of think tank ResPublica, Phillip Blond is a keynote speaker and the architect of 'Red Toryism', which has made him one of the Conservative leader's inner circle.
David Blunkett in his political life has been in charge of many of the major governmental portfolios. Equally adept at keynote speaking & anecdotal story telling
MP, scrabble champion, author, cabaret artist and world record holder of the world's longest after dinner speech, Gyles delights and entertains on any occasion
Widely regarded as one of the great political impressionists, Rory Bremner continues to be in great demand for corporate cabaret and awards ceremonies.
MP for Twickenham since 1997 & Lib Dem Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequor, Vince Cable is a voice often heard in the media and is an excellent keynote speaker
Arguably the most famous Press Secretary the UK has ever seen. His inside knowledge of the world of politics and business ideally positions him for any speech
Former Chancellor of The Exchequer, Ken is the Conservative MP for Rushcliffe. He speaks on life and politics today and how he sees the world changing
Steven Cochrane, economics speaker, is managing director of Moody’s Analytics, and an international expert on regional, industry and international trends.
Former athlete and MP, Lord Coe is the hero of our day - bringing the 2012 Olympics to London. He won the 2012 Sports Personality of the Year Special Achievement Award.
Chief legal correspondent, barrister, broadcaster & comedy script writer, Clive writes & delivers witty material on diverse subjects
Senior Editor-at-Large, Fortune Magazine, and Author, Talent is Overrated, Geoff Colvin is a versatile and experienced facilitator, host and keynote speaker.
Senior correspondent for Panorama and internationally respected journalist, Jane Corbin in an insightful and experienced keynote speaker and facilitator
Author & former editor of The Spectator, Matthew D'Ancona is an engaging and passionate speaker on politics & current affairs, Britishness and the digital age
Writer, keynote speaker, broadcaster and blogger, Iain Dale is one of the UK’s favourite political commentators.
Former US ambassador to Mexico & Venezuela, Jeffrey Davidow is a keynote speaker on the international stage particularly covering US policy toward Latin America
Huw Edwards is the main presenter on BBC News at Ten. He also appears regularly on the radio and has covered the last two General Elections on Radio 4
Responsible for the successful food launch, The Black Farmer® label, Wilfred is a classic entrepreneur with an “anything is possible” attitude.
Gavin has anchored BBC News 24 since 1997. Gavin joined the presenting team of Newsnight in January 2003.
Author and Journalist, Jonathan Fenby's vast experience of China and Hong Kong ideally positions him for both after dinner or keynote speeches on these topics
Niall Ferguson is one of the world's leading historians of the global economy.
An award winning journalist, former adviser to the Prime Minister, TV panellist and cult football column writer, Daniel Finkelstein is a sought after speaker
Bobby Friedman, writer, broadcaster, journalist and keynote speaker, is author of Speaker John Bercow’s biography, Bercow: Rowdy Living in the Tory Party.
Sir David Frost is one of the most respected television personalities, a superb after dinner speaker and exceptionally accomplished conference facilitator
Rock star and humanitarian, Sir Bob Geldof is a legend in his lifetime and one of the most sought after speakers in the world today
Sir Peter Gershon was head of the Office of Goverment Commerce and is now Chaiman of National Grid. His career has spanned both the private and public sectors.
Former President of France, Valery Giscard d'Estaing was a leading figure in the development of the European Union and is international keynote speaker
Misha Glenny is an international expert on cyber security and organised crime. A trained actor, his keynote speeches are full of life, passion, experience and a dose of intelligent humour.
The longest standing Spanish President is a sought after keynote speaker. His experiences of the politics & economics for Spain & Europe provides insights for all.
As a keynote speaker, former President of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev reflects on the past and warns against dominence of any one political system
Former chief leader writer and regular columnist for the Times newspaper, Tim Hames has the inside scoop on the murky goings on in the political and financial landscape.
Noreena Hertz is an engaging and passionate futurist and speaker who builds a compelling case for a new kind of business environment
Lindsey Hilsum is the Channel 4 News International Editor, and a leading foreign correspondent. She is an experienced keynote speaker and conference facilitator.
Presenter of the National Lottery programme Jet Set, Eamonn Holmes was the face of breakfast television for over 12 years
A talented after dinner and keynote speaker, Michael Howard speaks about his experiences in politics, as well as law, transatlantic relations and economics.
Simon Jack is a financial journalist and broadcaster, who has recently taken up the post of Business and Economics Presenter on Radio 4's Today Programme. He is an experienced an adept awards host and keynote speaker.
Chief of the General Staff of the British Army, General Sir Mike Jackson is a powerful keynote leadership speaker
An expert on emerging markets and India in particular, Adit Jain is an adviser to multinationals and is a highly regarded international keynote speaker
The Times and London Evening Standard journalist, Simon Jenkins, is an engaging and knowledgeable commentator on the world we live in today
Well-known broadcaster and journalist, MP Boris Johnson is the Mayor of London
Jo Johnson MP is a Contributing Editor to the Financial Times and is in demand as a keynote speaker and commentator on the UK and global economy.
Tessa is a warm and funny personality with a wealth of experience to share. Tessa is an experienced topical keynote or after dinner speaker.
Professor of Theoretical Physics and author of 'Hyperspace' and 'Visions', Dr Kaku explains his predictions for science & the impact on business and society.
Anatole Kaletsky is former Economics Editor, and former Editor-at-Large of The Times and writes on economics, politics and financial markets. He currently writes for Reuters and the International Herald Tribune.
A child chess prodigy who started playing as a five year old, Garry Kasparov qualified as an International Chess Master at the age of 16
Katty Kay, BBC World News Washington anchor, takes an unbiased look at America’s election-year politics and offers insights on the important political and economic stories in the US and around the globe.
Charles Kennedy is a widely experienced speaker whose ability spans business and political seminars through to light-hearted after-dinner speaking.
Helmut Kohl is a German conservative politician and statesman. He was Chancellor of Germany from 1982 to 1998 and chairman of the CDU from 1973-1998.
In the current economic climate, the former Chancellor, Lord Norman Lamont is an excp speaker and much in demand on the corporate speaking circuit
Former Chancellor of the Exchequer and internationally esteemed authority on economic policy and the impact of climate, Nigel Lawson is a highly regarded conference keynote and after dinner speaker
Former editor of the Today programme, Rod Liddle is an entertaining after dinner speaker with a great knowledge of politicians - especially useless politicians.
Ken has twice held the chief executive office in London's local government. He led the Greater London Council and was London's first Mayor.
Presenter of Newsnight and other news coverage, Emily Maitlis has vast experience of business, news and journalism from all corners of the globe.
Former Journalist of the Year, Andrew Marr explores life in politics, media and the world today, and is both an after dinner and keynote speaker of note
Political broadcaster, conference speaker & facilitator, Daisy McAndrew is Economics Editor of ITV News and their most senior female reporter.
Former Ambassador for Great Britain to the United States, Sir Christopher Meyer recounts amongst other stories how he introduced Bush to Blair.
Christopher Monckton, is a leading authority on the subject of the environment and is in great demand as speaker for corporate and governmental organisations
An accomplished award winning Interviewer, Dermot Murnaghan spent 5 years presenting BBC breakfast and in 2008 moved to Sky to present "Sky News Today"
Sir Richard Needham's experience in the business and politics makes him ideally positioned to speak on risk taking, turnarounds and innovation
Publisher, writer, business consultant, TV presenter, conference facilitator & high profile speaker covering business topics, current affairs & politics
From business to politics, Asda Chairman to Chief Executive of the Conservative Party, Archie delivers speeches on leadership, change and customer service
Former Conservative MP and Minister for Transport for London. Ran for London mayor as the Tory candidate in the 2000 and 2004 elections
European Political Editor, Robin Oakley OBE is an insightful and interesting keynote or after dinner speaker on political or horse racing issues
As one of the most high profile serving police officers in the force today, Brian Paddick captivates, challenges and informs through his keynote speeches.
Journalist, author, TV personality and former parliamentary sketchwriter for The Times, Matthew is an adept and charismatic after dinner speaker
Ex-Governor of Hong Kong in charge of the handover to China in 1999, Lord Patten is an expert in emerging markets and a sought-after keynote speaker and commentator on world affairs.
Author, Broadcaster and Journalist, Jeremy Paxman has built his reputation on his tough questioning of politicans and public figures
As political correspondent, cutting through the spin of the political landscape, John Pienaar is ideally suited for both after dinner and conference speaking
A charismatic and engaging speaker, Michael has made the successful move from politics to TV & journalism, as well as being the UK's favourite single mum!
Vikas Pota is a commentator on all aspects of the UK-India business relationship and Indian political scene, and is called upon regularly as a keynote speaker
Jonathan Powell was Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Tony Blair from 1997 to 2007. He was responsible for co-ordinating all work in No.10.
John Prescott is one of the most famous political faces from the Tony Blair Government. An ideal speaker on the environment, sustainability, leadership & politics
Jeff Randall was appointed Editor-At-Large of the Daily Telegraph in November 2005, after nearly five years as the BBC's Business Editor.
Rodrigo Rato is an experienced political and economic keynote speaker as a former managing director of the International Monetary Fund and Minister of Economy in Spain
Jeremy Rifkin talks on the economic, environmental, social and cultural impacts of new technologies introduced into the global economy
Former President of Ireland and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson is an outstanding international keynote speaker
With an abundance of amusing anecdotes, BBC Political Editor, Nick Robinson is an interesting after dinner speaker, keynote speaker, conference & awards host.
Former top policy advisor in the Clinton administration, James Rubin is a keynote speaker & presenter of his own Sky show, commentating on world events
Professor of Economics & economic advisor, Xavier Sala-i-Martin is an international conference speaker on globalisation, economics & finance
Multi award winning actor and director, Richard Schiff is an accomplished after dinner speaker speaking on acting, politics and 'Inside the West Wing'.
Hagai Segal specialises in Middle-Eastern affairs, terrorism and geo-strategic risk issues - he is a fascinating and challenging conference speaker
Political correspondant, author, after dinner speaker, awards host and a roaring success when appearing on TV programmes such as 'Have I got News for You'
John Simpson is as interesting and talented on a podium speaking as he is behind a camera reporting in war zones
Presenter of The Politics Show, Jon Sopel is one of the lead presenters on BBC News 24 and is an excellent conference speaker, facilitator, chairman and host
Dr Tim Soutphommasane is a political philosopher whose thinking on patriotism, diversity and national identity has been influential in reshaping debates in Australia and Britain.
Political & economic commentator, Philip Stephens is Financial Times Associate Editor & twice-weekly columnist, an author & conference speaker.
Jonathan Tepper is an Economist and Founder of Variant Perception, a global macroeconomic trading and research group which provides a unique view on financial markets.
Vice chairman of Merrill Lynch Europe and former Director General of the CBI
Director of global forecasting at the Economist Intelligence Unit, Robert Ward is a leading Asia specialist having previously experience of Japan & the Koreas.
Former North America Editor for the BBC, Justin Webb is an experienced conference facilitator and keynote speaker on politics and current affairs.
Colourful and outspoken, Ann Widdecombe has been Member of Parliament for Maidstone since 1987
World-renowned economist, commentator and keynote speaker on global economic and business issues, in particular the impact of China and the emerging markets.