Iain Dale

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Full name: Iain Dale

Area of interest: Politics

Journals/Organisation: The Daily Telegraph

Email: iain@iaindale.com

Personal website: http://www.iaindale.co.uk

Website: http://iaindale.com

Blog: http://iaindale.blogspot.com | http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/iain_dale/index.html

Representation: Harriman House | Specialist Speakers

Networks: http://twitter.com/#!/iaindale | http://www.facebook.com/people/Iain_Dale/520145318


About: As well as a column for the Daily Telegraph, now ended, he is best known for his long-running political blog, Iain Dale’s Diary, expanded in July 2011 into Dale & Co, a blogging platform, showcasing more than 100 writers who all have editorial independence

Education: Ashdon County Primary School; Saffron Walden County High School; University of East Anglia: German, Linguistics, and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (BA Hons)

Career: Opened Politico's Bookstore and Coffee House in Westminster in 1997 and then extended the brand with a publishing and web design businesses which he sold to Methuen Publishing in 2003. The bookstore was closed in 2004 and relocated as a mail-order business, with Methuen re-opening the bookstore as the Westminster Bookshop. The Politico's Bookstore business was sold by Dale to Harriman House in 2006. Stood as Conservative MP for Norfolk North, 2005; David Davis' chief of staff in the last Conservative Party leadership campaign

Current position/role: Editor of Dale & Co : http://iaindale.com

  • also writes/written for: The Daily Telegraph

Other roles/Main role: publisher of Total Politics

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Broadcast media: Since September 2010, he has hosted a regular evening show on London's LBC Radio channel - LBC 97.3 Radio presenter (Mon-Fri 7-10pm)

Video: Director of Live Programming, Channel presenter, and host of Vox Politix on webcast television station 18DoughtyStreet.com ~ (wikipedia info)


Awards/Honours: Nominated for Political Blog of the Year Award by The Guardian, 2005


Other: First openly gay Conservative selected as a Parliamentary candidate

Books & Debate:

Bill Clinton Joke Book - Uncensored (Robson Books, 1998) ISBN 1861051948; Dictionary of Conservative Quotations (Methuen, 1999) ISBN 1902301153; Memories of Maggie: A Portrait of Margaret Thatcher (Politicos Publishing, 2000) ISBN 190230151X; Conservative Party Manifestos 1900-1997 (Routledge, 2000) ISBN 0415205891; Labour Party General Election Manifestos 1900-1997 (Routledge, 2000) ISBN 0415205905; Liberal Party General Election Manifestos 1900-1997 (Routledge, 2000) ISBN 0415205913; The Tony Blair New New Labour Joke Book (Robson Books, 2002) ISBN 186105579X; Ann Widdecombe in Conversation (Politicos Media, 2003) ISBN 1904734014; Michael Foot at 90 (Politicos Media, 2003) ISBN 1904734006; The Politico's Book of the Dead (Methuen, 2003) ISBN 1842750682; Prime Minister Portillo & Other Things that Never Happened... (Methuen, 2003) ISBN 1842750690; The Political Legacy of Margaret Thatcher (Methuen, 2003) ISBN 1842750259; Times Guides to the House of Commons: Vol 4. 1929-1935 (Methuen, 2003) ISBN 184275033X; Times Guides to the House of Commons: V. 2. Complete Election Statistics for January 1910, December 1910 and 1918 (Methuen, 2004) ISBN 1842750348; Margaret Thatcher: A Tribute in Words & Pictures (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2005) ISBN 0297851152; Iain Dale's Guide to Political Blogging in the UK (Iain Dale, 2006) ISBN 1904734189; The Little Red Book of New Labour Sleaze (Politicos Media, 2nd edition, 2007) ISBN SBN: 190564132X

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Latest work: 500 of the Most Witty, Acerbic and Erudite Things Ever Said About Politics (Harriman House, 1st edition 2007) ISBN 1905641311 / OCLC 154747027

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Speaking/Appearances: iaindale.co: speaking


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