Pippa Crerar

Political Editor , The Guardian

Pippa has covered Westminster and international politics for more than two decades, reporting on six general elections, seven prime ministers and too many major news stories to mention, from the Iraq war and the financial crash to Brexit and parliamentary scandals. Pippa is a warm, witty and authoritative speaker who has long experience of chairing, presenting and speaking at events in the political world and beyond. She has trusted contacts right at the heart of government, across Whitehall and in the main opposition parties so has a deep insight into what is going on in British politics and beyond. Pippa is Political Editor of The Guardian, previously holding the same role at the Daily Mirror where she exposed the Partygate and Barnard Castle scandals. Before that she covered politics at the London Evening Standard. A regular on broadcast media including Sky News, ITV, Channel 4 and the BBC, where she is a presenter of Radio 4's The Week In Westminster, she has also been portrayed in Michael Winterbottom's drama This England, a six-part drama about Boris Johnson and his government. She is a multi-award winning journalist who is currently Journalist of the Year with the London Press Club, the Society of Editors and the British Journalism Awards. She has won accolades including political journalist of the year, scoop of the year, investigation of the year, the Hugh Cudlipp Award and Women In Journalism's woman of the year. Born and brought up in Scotland, where she returns as often as she can, Pippa now lives in London with her husband and three young children.