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How to book a political speaker and current affairs speaker

Booking political speakers and current affairs speakers can seem like a daunting task. However, here at The Speakers Agency we are experts at making this process as easy as possible for you. We have been doing this for over 20 years and are experts in our field of business.

All our political speakers and current affairs speakers are vastly experienced in their fields and come from all manner of backgrounds such as regional politics, national politics, news presenting, journalism and many other areas. Many are available for keynote speeches on topics within their fields, others are available for Q&A sessions and panel discussions about current affairs and ever-changing global, financial and political matters. They are also happy to sit on panels and participate in debates too.

Follow the steps below to secure your perfect political speaker or current affairs speaker today:


  1. Prepare an event brief

The first step to securing a political speaker or current affairs speaker is to list as many details about your event as possible. This is absolutely vital because it helps The Speakers Agency match the most suitable speakers to your brief. Information about location, audience size and demographic, event timings, exact requirements and a budget of £x-£x are all incredibly useful at this stage, as they allow us to select or discard specific speakers dependent on the information provided. The more information you can provide at this stage, the easier the process will be later on.

  1. Review the selection

The Speakers Agency will email you over the most suitable suggestions and fee quotes of political speakers or current affairs speakers fitting to your brief. If you have enquired about a single specific speaker, we will provide you with a quote for this person based on the information and requirements you have supplied.

You are then left to review the speakers profiles before selecting your favourite and most suitable option.

  1. Formalise the booking

Once you decide on which speaker you would like to move forward with, you will receive a formal contract to sign and, subsequently, an invoice to be paid.

The Speakers Agency will then be on hand to help you with all remaining elements of event preparation, such as logistics, travel arrangements and organising a briefing call for you to speak directly with the speaker.

For more information on booking a political and current affairs speaker, fill out our contact form or call +44(0)1332 810481 today to speak with one of our experienced booking agents.

Popular political and current affairs speakers

Ed Balls

Former Shadow Chancellor and Economic Secretary to the Treasury

Tim Harford

Behavioural economist and award-winning Financial Times columnist

David Lammy MP

Member of Parliament for Tottenham and the Shadow Foreign Secretary

Carrie Gracie

Journalist and former BBC Beijing bureau chief

Trevor Williams

Former Chief Economist at Lloyds Bank now an author, academic and consultant

Sonia Sodha

Chief leader writer and columnist at the Observer

Ian Dunt

Political journalist and host of Oh God What Now

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