British Journalist Isabel Oakeshott formally worked for The Sunday Times as the political editor, now working with The Daily Mail under the same title. Nominated for Scoop of the Year at The British Press Awards in 2011/12, Isabel is best known for her story which saw cabinet minister Chris Huhne go to criminal trial for passing speeding points onto his wife, Vicky Pryce. Proving her tenacity as a leading political journalist, Isabel is a hugely talented writer, broadcaster and public speaker.
Beginning her impressive career working in Scotland for the Scottish daily mail and the Edinburgh evening news, Isabel then moved to London working for The Sunday Times as deputy political editor, then becoming political editor from 2010 to 2014. Awarded the title Political Journalist of the Year at 2011 The Press Awards and one of the three-team of experts named by the BBC as the ‘brightest ad best of their generation… The best political panel in the business.’, Isabel went onto Join The Sunday Politics show in 2012. Hosted by Andrew Neil, the show gained an impressive audience rating following Isabel’s regular appearances on the show, a true testament to her ability to captivate audiences and create loyal viewers.
A further testament to her skills as a journalist and writer, Isabel was the Co-author of Inside Out, an expose of Gordon Brown and the co-author of the controversial, unauthorised autobiography, Call Me Dave about former Prime Minister David Cameron. Isabel also ghostwrote Farmageddon which explored the true cost of cheap meat and has been translated into five languages. Proving her authority as a political journalist, Isabel possesses impressive insight on a number of politically charged topics.
Also a regular contributor to TV and Radio current affairs shows, Isabel often appears on Question Time, The World at One, Any Questions, Westminster Hour and Woman’s Hour to name some. A highly respected political figure and popular speaker, Isabel is now available to book for your virtual event or webinar to guarantee audience engagement.