Jo-Anne Nadler is a political journalist and commentator with particular expertise in the Conservative Party. She has written extensively about the Party and is contributing to the forthcoming centennial celebration of female MPs, The Honourable Ladies, to be published by Biteback in late 2018.
She makes regular appearances on national television and radio, discussing contemporary politics on shows such as Sky’s All Out Politics, BBC 1’s Victoria Derbyshire Programme, ITV’s Good Morning Britain and 5 Live’s Adrian Chiles Show. She has guested on a wide variety of programmes including the BBC’s Question Time, Start the Week and the Today Programme and debated in public forums from the Oxford Union to a theatre show with Rory Bremner.
She’s seen the Conservative Party from all sides; first as a teenage party activist, then as a staffer working alongside David Cameron in the party’s HQ during the Major Government, and later as an elected councillor in Wandsworth. Jo-Anne’s inside experience has informed her subsequent work - as a professional observer of all things Conservative - both as a political reporter with the BBC and later as freelance author.
Jo-Anne has published two commended books about the party. The biography of William Hague was written when he lead the party (Politicos 2000) and the memoir, Too Nice to be a Tory (Simon and Schuster 2005) became a must-read amongst a generation of Conservatives concerned to revive their party.
Before moving into commentary Jo-Anne Nadler twice worked for the BBC, initially recruited from university as a producer for Radio 1 and then later in television as a producer and reporter on current affairs programmes including the flagship political magazine ‘On the Record’.
As a result of her work analysing the results of the Eastleigh by-election (Feb 2013) she was offered an advisory role on the University of Southampton’s Public Policy board and, since 2017, has contributed to the Broadcast Journalism and Media Studies department at the University of Roehampton.Contact Me
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