Steve Richards is a political columnist and commentator who has written for the Guardian, The Times, the Independent and the Spectator, among other journals. Previously he was a BBC political correspondent and political editor of the New Statesman. He currently presents The Week in Westminster on Radio 4 and is a regular guest on the Today programme, Newsnight and Question Time.
Steve’s first book, Whatever It Takes: The Inside Story of Gordon Brown and New Labour, was published by Fourth Estate. He has published a Kindle Single essay on the reasons Tony Blair backed the US-led invasion of Iraq, Blair and Iraq, and a book for Atlantic on the rise of political insurgencies around the world, The Rise of the Outsiders (2017).
In 2019 he published The Prime Ministers: Reflections on Leadership from Wilson to Johnson, and in 2021 The Prime Ministers We Never Had, both for Atlantic.
His latest project is a book about the main turning points of post-war British history, for Macmillan, published in autumn 2023.