10 Facts About Andrew Rawnsley


Andrew Nicholas James Rawnsley was born on 5 January 1962 and is a British political journalist and broadcaster.


Andrew Rawnsley was educated at Lawrence Sheriff School in Rugby and later on a scholarship at Rugby School and read history at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, gaining a first-class Honours degree.


Andrew Rawnsley was editor of Stop Press, the Cambridge University newspaper of the day, and won the Guardian Student Journalist of the year award in 1984.


Andrew Rawnsley has broadcast regularly; he was co-presenter of Channel 4's A Week in Politics with Vincent Hanna.


Andrew Rawnsley continues to be the writer-presenter of one-off documentaries for Channel 4.


Andrew Rawnsley made Bye Bye Blues, a three part series about John Major's Government, in 1997.


Andrew Rawnsley was the founding and sole presenter of BBC Radio Four's The Westminster Hour from 1998 to September 2006.


Andrew Rawnsley was succeeded by Carolyn Quinn when he moved to the ITV network for a new programme, The Sunday Edition, with Andrea Catherwood, a series which began on Sunday 17 September 2006.


Andrew Rawnsley's Servants of the People: The Inside Story of New Labour, published on 27 September 2000, is an account of the early years of New Labour in government.


Andrew Rawnsley became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2001.