"I have been a broadcast journalist most of my professional life and now contribute my thoughts as a political commentator on a regular basis, principally on the BBC but also on networks as diverse as Sky News and Al Jazeera. My most frequent appearances are on news, current affairs and documentary programmes including Today, Newsnight, Channel Four News and Panorama. I have also appeared as a panellist (the one at the end who nobody is quite sure if they recognise) on BBC1’s Question Time, and as a guest on Start the Week, Hardtalk and The Jeremy Vine Show. I enjoyed a cameo appearance on Louis Theroux talking about Ann Widdecombe’s rubber ducks, although frankly I have no idea what I was on about. I write regularly for a number of publications and contribute frequently to the Guardian's 'Comment is Free' on-line section. I have been a guest columnist in newspapers and magazines including the Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Mirror, Sunday Times, London Evening Standard, the New Statesman and GQ." http://www.lanceprice.co.uk/journalism.htm
Education: Sackville School, E Grinstead, 1970/1977; Hertford College, Oxford: Philosophy, Politics and Economics, 1977/1980
Career: News Trainee, BBC, 1980/1982; Scriptwriter, BBC TV News, London, 1982; Reporter, BBC Belfast, 1982/1986; General News Reporter, BBC, 1986/1987; Foreign & Defence Correspondent, BBC, 1987/1989; Political Correspondent, BBC, 1989/1998; in 1998 left journalism to join the No.10 press office as special adviser working for Alastair Campbell. In 2000 became the Labour Party’s Director of Communications - helped plan and then run the 2001 General Election campaign. Since 2001, a freelance writer, broadcaster and commentator. In 2005, published two books: The Spin Doctor’s Diary and a novel, Time and Fate. And in 2010, Where Power Lies.
Current position/role: freelance writer and broadcaster - political commentator with frequent contributions to The Guardian's 'Comment is Free'
- also writes/written for: guest columnist in newspapers and magazines including The Daily Telegraph, Sunday Mirror, The Sunday Times, London Evening Standard, the New Statesman and GQ.
Other roles/Main role: In September 2011, Price launched The Kaleidoscope Trust, a UK-based organisation that aims to improve LGBT rights overseas. Lectures in politics and journalism and sometimes gives media training.
Other activities: Travel photographer: his work has appeared in Rough Guides, Bradt Travel Guides and Berlitz Guides. co-author and principal photographer of the Berlitz Guide to Iceland.
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Controversy/Criticism: Gordon Brown's cage is rattled by Lance Price - The Daily Telegraph, 11th February 2010
- Voters might not want to listen to Tony Blair, but Ed Miliband's Labour party would be foolish not to - As the former prime minister wrote in his New Statesman article, politics in Britain has moved on - just not in the direction some had hoped - 12th April 2013
- I’m a gay man and I wasn’t convinced by equal marriage either. Now I am. - It's taken me a while to convince myself of the arguments for marriage, but as MPs vote today on historic proposals to legalise gay marriage, I'm more convinced than ever - 5th February 2013
- Labour needs to speculate to generate interest over leadership - for LabourList: The Labour party needs to start exciting the public – every elected leader so far has been a white man. Time for a change? - 4th February 2013
- Pull the other one, Tony. You let Murdoch shape policy - Rupert Murdoch was the 24th member of the Cabinet. On many major decisions his views were taken into account - 29th May 2012
- The question Cameron missed - You don't have to have lived the life of an angel to be a party leader's spokesman. You just have to be honest about your past - 24th August 2011
- Andy Coulson: did they look the other way? - I was given top-level vetting for my No 10 job. I can't understand why David Cameron's former communications chief wasn't too - 22nd July 2011
- Mogul's hidden hand keeps its grip on power - Murdoch was one of only three men - the others were Gordon Brown and John Prescott - whose views Blair took into account - 30th March 2011
- Don't blame Tony Blair for talking to a tyrant - If Blair's phone calls to Gaddafi mean even one less life is lost in Libya they will have been worthwhile - 1st March 2011
- After Andy Coulson, No 10 should avoid media-bred spin doctors - Party leaders too often peer out into the world of the media for spin doctors when they'd be better searching closer to home - 27th January 2011
- He didn't have to tell us about his drinking – but he did - Reading Tony Blair's memoirs, there are a few episodes that have me scratching my head and thinking, "Is that really how it was?" - 2nd September 2010
- I'm left wanting a meticulous Mandelson biography - Peter Mandelson's memoirs reveal little about his motivations – in particular why he failed to engineer a challenge to Brown - 13th July 2010
- This election is not a referendum on Gordon Brown - The time for pondering new leadership options will come soon enough. For now, Labour desperately needs to keep discipline - 4th May 2010 (Cif at the polls)
- Gordon Brown's gaffe is nothing short of a disaster - The PM has just lost the votes of hundreds of thousands of people who agree with Gillian Duffy - 28th April 2010
- Blair on the hustings? Coherent and on-message - The reappearance of Labour's ex-leader wasn't scary but helpful – and proof once again of an enduring ability to survive sleaze - 31st March 2010
- Brown's defensive blunder - No 10's reaction to the Andrew Rawnsley revelations looks more than a little desperate - 22nd February 2010
- Short shrift for Blair at Chilcot - Clare Short may be wrong about Blair's media motive, but her account of cabinet government subverted by No 10 is compelling - 2nd February 2010
- Tony Blair's Iraq War Wounds - Time, 1st February 2010
- Be angry with Uganda, not the BBC - The BBC headline 'Should homosexuals face execution?' may be insensitive, but it has drawn attention to anti-gay legislation - 17th December 2009
- It was the Sun wot spun it - Following its vindictive coverage of Gordon Brown and the Jamie Janes story, Labour now has no choice but confront the Sun - 11th November 2009
- The Sun won't shine on Labour. So what? - Governments have been in thrall to it. The media is obsessed with it. But who really cares if the Sun won't back Labour? - 30th September 2009
- Auntie's bloomer over Gordon Brown - The BBC made a serious error in allowing Gordon Brown to be questioned about unsubstantiated health rumours - 28th September 2009
- Obama's busy, get over it Gordon - Brown should give up on meeting Obama for the sake of it – they have a good relationship, he shouldn't need empty symbolism - 24th September 2009
- PM behaved properly – but still made himself look shifty - It takes a particularly unlucky – or ham-fisted – politician to do the right thing but still emerge looking guilty. By his handling of the Megrahi affair, Gordon Brown has achieved just that - 3rd September 2009
- Lord Mandelson will never get the keys to No10 - As Lord Mandelson packed away his holiday clothes and prepared to head for the airport he could afford to allow himself a gratified smile - 10th August 2009
- McBride misfires - The former aide to Gordon Brown has done himself no favours in trying to justify his behaviour over Smeargate - 20th July 2009
- No 10 plays Simon says - Doing PR for Gordon Brown looks a thankless task, but if the PM can just find a message, Simon Lewis has the talent to tell it - 16th June 2009
- An all-women government, please - I'm not joking. The entire cabinet should resign and be replaced by women – then the Labour party will have a fair chance - 9th June 2009
- MPs' expenses: Is there a saviour in sight? - The public is in a mood to reject all professional politicians. But do we really want a parliament of amateurs – even if gifted - 28th May 2009
- ANALYSIS: There is a void at the heart of No10. Brown must fill it - 4th May 2009
- Will the last person to leave Gordon Brown's Britain turn out the lights? - The 50 per cent tax increase has reneged on New Labour's central promise - not to punish the rich. A key architect of Blair's victories says the party's over now - 24th April 2009
- Blog standard - Cyber-sludge swirls around the blogosphere, but the government can't afford to get dirty - 13th April 2009