ISABEL OAKESHOTT

Political journalist and commentator

Journalism

 

Isabel is currently Political Editor At Large of the Daily Mail. She is former Political Editor of the Sunday Times (2011-2014). She has had staff jobs on six other newspapers: the London Evening Standard (as a health correspondent and then political reporter); the Scottish Daily Mail (as Scottish Political Reporter); the Sunday Mirror; the Daily Record, and the Edinburgh Evening News.

She is best known for her story about cabinet minister Chris Huhne passing penalty points for speeding on to his wife Vicky Pryce. The story led to a sensational criminal trial and was nominated for Scoop of the Year at the British Press Awards 2011/2012, the same year as Isabel was named Political Journalist of the Year. Isabel recently talked about this story on the Media Masters podcast, as well as┬ádiscussing life as a lobby journalist and political TV pundit, and explained how writing her recent book “Farmageddon” changed her views on the farming industry.

Isabel is based in the Houses of Parliament.

Isabel on twitter

@ISABELOAKESHOTT