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Jo-Anne Nadler is a political writer and commentator with particular expertise in the Conservative Party.

She has seen it from all sides, first joining the party as an activist in her teens, later working alongside David Cameron as a Party spin doctor during the Major Government, and eventually observing it professionally as a BBC political reporter and freelance author.

She has published two commended books about the party, the biography of Foreign Secretary William Hague as leader (Politicos 2000) and the memoir, Too Nice to be a Tory (Simon and Schuster 2005) which became a must-read amongst a generation of Conservatives concerned to revive their party.

Jo-Anne Nadler twice worked on staff for the BBC, initially recruited straight from university as a producer at Radio 1 and then later in television as a producer and reporter on current affairs programmes including the flagship political magazine ‘On the Record’. Since going freelance she has written for many newspapers and magazines and is a regular commentator across the BBC and on Sky News. She has appeared on a huge variety of programmes including Question Time, Start the Week and the Today Programme and debated in a variety of forums from theatre shows with Rory Bremner to the Oxford Union.

She has unparalleled access to contacts throughout the Conservative Party amongst activists, officials and elected politicians and is now an elected councillor in south west London where she divides her time between family, politics and writing. As a result of her work analysing the results of the Eastleigh by-election (Feb 2013) she has recently been appointed to the University of Southampton’s Public Policy board.

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Public Policy@Southampton has been established to increase the reach and impact of University of Southampton research. It brings together the expertise of world-leading researchers with the experience of key policy-makers and practitioners to address issues of social, cultural, economic and political importance.