10 Politics Speakers Ideal for 2024 Conferences

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Senior Keynote Speaker & Entertainment Manager
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Energy Crisis. International Tensions. Global Negotiations. These are just a few of the topics that dominated headlines throughout 2023 and look set to do the same in 2024. We have been left with more questions than answers to many of the issues that have dramatically shifted the political landscape over the last 12 months, and who knows what we will be talking about this time next year.


Here at The Motivational Speakers Agency, we have a whole host of fantastic political speakers on our roster who have years of experience in the world of politics. They use their incredible insight to shed light on the biggest political stories of the year at events.

What is a political speaker?

Our range of political speakers includes MPs, civil servants and advisors who have dedicated their lives to politics. They hail from all political parties and have led long careers serving their country. From housing and homelessness to mental health and healthcare, these speakers discuss a wide range of topics that impact your business or organisation. What better way to understand the political climate than with an expert? 

How do I book a political speaker?

To book a political speaker, all you have to do is contact The Motivational Speakers Agency. You will get through to one of our friendly booking agents, who will happily supply a free quote and consultation. From there, you can choose your desired speaker - then leave the rest to us! We will manage every stage of the booking process, leaving you to enjoy your engaging and insightful speaker. 

Who are the best political speakers available to hire?

We have listed the top political speakers available for your event. Read their career highlights and what makes them political experts below.

Luciana Berger

Advocate for maternal mental health support, Luciana Berger was the first Shadow Minister for Mental Health. Her career within politics was marred by antisemitic abuse, which led Luciana to raise her voice and combat anti-Jewish sentiment still rife in British politics.

When booked for events, she can reflect on Labour’s efforts to eradicate antisemitism, the need for more mental health support and the value of diverse opinions.

Luciana Berger is Best Known For:

  • Fighting Antisemitism in Politics
  • Advocating for Mental Health Support
  • Being the Managing Director of Edelman

Craig Oliver

Craig Oliver is credited for David Cameron’s political success, as the former Prime Minister’s Director of Politics and Communication. Having also worked for BBC Global News, he is well adept at discussing the latest current events with professionalism and integrity.

As Brexit continues to dominate the headlines, Craig’s role as Director of the Remain Campaign makes him the perfect speaker to reflect on the events that led the UK to leave the EU.

Craig Oliver is Best Known For:

  • Being a Principal at Teneo
  • Insight into Post-Brexit Britain
  • Former Director of Politics and Communications for David Cameron

Catherine Mayer

As co-founder and President of the Women’s Equality Party, Catherine Mayer has been on the frontlines of gender equality since 2015. Her political responsibilities focus on equal representation, shared opportunities and an end to violence against women.

Also publishing Attack of the 50ft Women, a “feminist call to arms”, and Good Grief, a memoir about grief in the Covid-19 era, Catherine can discuss a wide range of topical subjects at events.

Catherine Mayer is Best Known For:

  • Co-Founding the Primadonna Festival
  • Co-Founding the Women’s Equality Party
  • Publishing Good Grief on Grief & the Covid-19 Pandemic

Alan Johnson

Alan Johnson, former Labour Party Cabinet Member, has witnessed first-hand the evolution of modern British politics since 1997.

He has served in such influential roles as Secretary of State for the Home Department and Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer between 2009 and 2010 and was the MP of Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle for 20 years. When booked for events, Alan’s leading insight is invaluable for understanding 21st-century British politics.

Alan Johnson is Best Known For:

  • Being the Former Member of Parliament (MP)
  • Secretary of State for the Home Department & Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
  • Writing This Boy: A Memoir of a Childhood

Samuel Kasumu

Samuel Kasumu bridges the gap between business and politics. Having spent a period of his career in politics, before founding Elevation Networks, his unique perspective serves to educate and empower corporate audiences at events.

Samuel is the youngest member of the Prime Minister’s Race Disparity Advisory Group, where he had a valuable impact on the Conservative Party, and Chair of the African-Caribbean Alumni Network, the UK’s largest Black professional network.

Samuel Kasumu is Best Known For:

  • Advocating for Racial Equality
  • Founding the Elevation Networks
  • Being the Youngest Member of the Race Disparity Advisory Group

Andrew Neil

One of the UK’s best political journalists, Andrew Neil regularly discusses the biggest issues with leading politicians. Never short of an opinion, his no-nonsense approach to interviewing high-profile public figures has delighted audiences for years.

He has interviewed the likes of David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Theresa May, so can discuss what it was like conversing with such significant members of British politics as a speaker.

Andrew Neil is Best Known For:

  • Interviewing Leading Political Figures
  • Being Chairman of GB News
  • Reporting on the Covid-19 Pandemic

Pippa Malmgren

Pippa Malmgren offers a unique insight into American politics at events. The former Special Assistant to the President of the United States is credited for George Bush’s successful administration, as her experience in finance allowed Pippa to advise on economic issues.

Pippa is an economics expert, and offers a valuable vision of the future of financial markets at events, allowing her audience to tailor their strategies. Considering the turbulent US elections, Pippa is an essential addition to events.

Pippa Malmgren is Best Known For:

  • Being Special Assistant to the President of the United States
  • Former Member of the U.S. President's Working Group on Financial Markets
  • Founding the DRPM Group & Co-Founding H Robotics

Alastair Campbell

Working as Blair’s Director of Communications and Strategy between 1997 and 2003, Alastair Campbell was responsible for helping mastermind Labour’s successful 1997 general election campaign, winning the support of many traditional conservative media outlets.

Starting as a journalist, he has become a prominent political speaker and a regular on the after dinner circuit. Alastair is always keen to share his views on any political topic.

Alastair Campbell is Best Known For:

  • Being Tony Blair’s Spokesman & Campaign Director
  • Being the Downing Street Director of Communications
  • Publishing Living Better on His Mental Health Experiences

Oona King

As the 200th female and second Black female MP elected to UK Parliament, Oona King is a visionary, a pioneer and an essential figure in the fight for equality.

From 1997 to 2005, she was the Labour MP for Bethnal Green and Bow, a position in which Oona vastly improved the standard of diversity and inclusion in Britain. In 2019, she was appointed Snap Inc’s first VP of Diversity and Inclusion, a role that Oona reflects upon at events.

Oona King is Best Known For:

  • Former Chief Diversity Officer for Channel 4
  • Former Member of Parliament (MP)
  • Being Snap Inc’s First VP of Diversity & Inclusion

Robert Peston

Host of the weekly political programme, Peston, and Political Editor for ITV News, Robert Peston has been at the forefront of British politics for several years. During the 2008 financial crisis, he rose to fame thanks to his clear, concise and informative reporting style, as well as his exclusive on Northern Rock Bank’s nationalisation.

When booked for events, Robert’s light-hearted humour and political insight combine to create a truly unforgettable experience for all in attendance.

Robert Peston is Best Known For:

  • Founding Speakers for Schools
  • Hosting the Weekly Political Discussion Show, Peston
  • Former Business Editor & Economics Editor for BBC News

Book a Politics Speaker

To book any of the outstanding political speakers that we have here on our roster, simply get in touch with The Motivational Speakers Agency by filling in our online contact form.

Alternatively, call one of our booking agents directly on 0207 0787 876 for any further information that you require.

Chris Tompkins Official Author Picture
Senior Keynote Speaker & Entertainment Manager

Chris Tompkins is a prominent Senior Keynote Speaker & Entertainment Manager at The Motivational Speakers Agency. Having joined the team in October 2019 as an After Dinner Speakers Sales Executive, Chris has swiftly made his mark. His previous roles as a Sales and Service Representative at James Boylan Safety Ltd and an Account Manager at Flogas Britain provided a strong foundation for his current position.


In his time at The Motivational Speakers Agency, Chris has successfully booked speakers for prestigious clients such as GoCardless, the Ministry of Defence, the NHS and Boots. He has collaborated with notable speakers including Jamil Qureshi and Jason Fox, showcasing his ability to connect with top-tier talent. As the agency’s resident expert on diversity and inclusion speakers, Chris has established significant relationships with advocates for equality and social mobility globally. His expertise spans various aspects of diversity, equity and inclusion, from neurodiversity to racial equality.


Outside the office, Chris is equally dedicated. He coaches his son's under-8 football team and enjoys golf, football and quality time with his wife and children. At work, his passion for sports shines through as he also specialises in booking Olympic and Paralympic athletes, footballers, rugby speakers and more. Chris's multifaceted expertise and personal passions make him an invaluable asset to The Motivational Speakers Agency.


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