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Iain Dale

Iain Dale is one of Britains leading political commentators and presenters. He presents the Evening Show on LBC Radio (Monday – Thursday, 7-10pm) and was named Radio Presenter of the Year for 2013 & 2016 at the Arqiva Awards.
Ian Dale

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Iain Dale

Iain co-presented LBCs seven hour long general election night programme in 2010, 2015 and 2017 and was at the heart of the 2019 Tory leadership race, having chaired ten of the 16 leadership hustings with Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt.

He has been a contributing editor for GQ magazine and writes for various national newspapers and magazines, including the Guardian, the Independent, the New Statesman, the Spectator and Attitude.

In the summers of 2019 and 2022, Iain brought his incisive take on current affairs to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with his show Iain Dale: All Talk. The star-studded line-ups included Sir Keir Starmer, Nadine Dorries, Angela Rayner, David Starkey, Jeremy Corbyn, Dame Mary Beard, Nicola Sturgeon and Sadiq Khan.

Iain is the founder of Total Politics magazine and was the brains behind Politicos Bookstore. In 2009, he founded Britains leading political publisher, Biteback Publishing and since then has published more than 600 books including Power Trip, Call me Dave: The Unauthorised Biography of David Cameron and The Alastair Campbell Diaries. He left the company in June 2018 to concentrate on his broadcasting career.

He is a panellist three days a week on CNN Talk on CNN International, with Max Foster, Liam Halligan and Ayesha Hazarika. He is a regular contributor to Newsnight, the Andrew Marr Show, the Daily/Sunday Politics and The Wright Stuff. In April 2018, he made a much acclaimed debut appearance on the BBCs Question Time. He appears as a regular political pundit on various Sky and BBC news programmes.

Iain is also the creator and co-presenter of the For the Many podcast, which he records with former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith. In 2018, he launched a new podcast, Iain Dales Book Club, with guests including Sebastian Faulks, Jeffrey Archer and James OBrien.

His book Why Cant We All Just Get Along: Shout Less, Listen More, published in August 2020 by HarperCollins, is part-memoir, part-polemic about the state of discourse in Britain and the world today. The Prime Ministers, a compendium of essays on all 55 British Prime Ministers, edited by Iain, was published in 2020 by Hodder & Stoughton and was a Parliamentary Book Awards winner. The Presidents was published in 2021, followed by Kings & Queens and The Dictators. Meanwhile, On This Day in Politics: Britains Political History in 365 Days was published in 2022.

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