Tim Shipman has been a national newspaper journalist for over 20 years.

Currently the political editor of The Sunday Times, Tim has two decades of experience reporting on British and American politics and international relations.

Tim Shipman

Tim Shipman

Writer, Journalist, Political Commentator & Editor

Tim is the Political Editor of the Sunday Times. He has written for The Spectator and Total Politics and made numerous appearances on the BBC. He has a growing following as a witty and sometimes irascible observer of the political scene on Twitter. His book All Out War is a #1 Sunday Times Bestseller and offers juicy insight into the events leading up to Brexit; it was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize 2017. The follow-up, 'FALL OUT: A Year of Political Mayhem', was published on 30 November, 2017.

  • Journalism

    Tim Shipman is currently the Political Editor of the Sunday Times and was previously the Deputy Political Editor of the Daily Mail, and Washington Correspondent for the Sunday Telegraph. He has also held several posts, both Political and Foreign, at the Daily and Sunday Express.

  • Books

    Published by Harper Collins in November 2016, All Out War chronicles the greatest upheaval in British politics for a generation; from David Cameron's efforts to secure a new EU deal from Brussels, through to the European referendum campaign and the explosive fallout in both major parties. Tim's first book was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize 2017. The follow-up Fall Out: A Year of Political Mayhem was published on 30 November 2017. The updated paperback with a index is available from 17 May 2018. Tim's unmissable account of politics covering Theresa May’s time as PM through to the end of the election campaign is stuffed to the brim with revelation and explanation of political debates and arguments.

    In All Out War, Tim divulges in lively and unprecedented detail the relationships, rivalries and infighting between David Cameron, Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and George Osborne.  He reveals how Nigel Farage capitalised on these differences to help steer the country towards Brexit and how Theresa May picked her way through the carnage to seize the keys to 10 Downing Street. Fall Out continues the story of British politics from the entry of Theresa May into Downing Street as Prime Minister through to the end of the general election campaign – and its aftermath. Written with his trademark wit and access to sources no one else has, this book takes all who read it to the heart of the political drama that is unravelling every day before us as Britain tries to work out its new place in the world post Brexit.

  • Experience

    Tim’s experience is diverse and has seen him report on a wide range of news, from the war in Kosovo to Bill Clinton's impeachment, as well as writing extensively on security issues. He was the main anchorman for the Express’s coverage of the Iraq War, reporting from the US Central Command in Doha.

    Tim has covered four British General Elections and three American elections from the US. Well known in the Westminster political mix, he is a trusted confidant of politicians from all political parties. As Political Editor of the Sunday Times, Tim Shipman has been at the forefront of it all. His book of last year, All Out Warhas become the book on the 2016 Referendum campaign. With unprecedented access to all key players on all sides, the book was hailed on publication as ‘unquestionably, the book of the year’ and ‘stonkingly good’, it is ‘hard to imagine a better first draft of history’. Tim’s writing is noted for its grasp of human drama as well as his intimate understanding of the political arguments and differences at stake.

  • Public Speaking

    During his office as parliamentary press gallery chairman Tim honed his public speaking skills and was lauded for securing both David Cameron and Tony Blair to address the gallery in the same month.

    Renowned for his humour, as a speaker Tim is both insightful and entertaining.

  • Political Commentary

    Tim has appeared on BBC Politics, BBC Sunday Politics, and frequently offers his insight and political banter on The Papers.

  • Social Media

    Tim enjoys being in the thick of it on Twitter and has a growing following as a witty and sometimes irascible observer of the political scene on Twitter, @ShippersUnbound.

Tim SHIPMAN

To learn more about my various activities, please choose the sections below.

Get email updates

Get 'Red Box': political news in your inbox

 

 

Journalism

Read my latest articles

Books

Learn about the definitive book on Brexit - 'All out War'

Twitter

Follow me on Twitter

Public speaking

Hire me to speak at your event.

Connect

Got a story? Get in touch.

Have a story to tell? Please fill in the online form