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Gyles

Brandreth

Gyles Brandreth is a writer, broadcaster, former MP and Lord Commissioner of the Treasury, now Chancellor of the University of Chester and one of Britain's most sought-after award ceremony hosts and after-dinner speakers. A veteran of QI and Have I Got News For You, a reporter on The One Show and a regular on Just a Minute, his many books include The Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries and the No 1 best-seller: The 7 Secrets of Happiness. 

A former Oxford Scholar, President of the Oxford Union and MP for the City of Chester, Gyles Brandreth’s career has ranged from being a Whip and Lord Commissioner of the Treasury in John Major’s government to starring in his own award-winning musical revue in London’s West End.

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A prolific broadcaster (in programmes ranging from Just a Minute and Wordaholics to QI and Have I Got News for You), an acclaimed interviewer (principally for the Sunday Telegraph), a novelist, children’s author and biographer, he has published two volumes of diaries: Breaking the Code: Westminster Diaries (‘By far the best political diary of recent years, far more perceptive and revealing than Alan Clark’s’, The Times) and Something S...

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Testimonials

‘A standing ovation on a wet Wednesday in January – amazing. It was the best speech I have ever heard.’

- Citywire New Model Adviser Awards, 2017

‘A standing ovation at the end of the best presentation I have ever heard . . . Pure genius and amazing research.’

- Close Brothers Asset Finance Conference, 2017

‘This is the third year he has done it and it was better than ever – beyond brilliant, completely perfect.’

- The COCOAS Awards at the Eden Project, 2017

‘As for Gyles – he was a triumph!’

- Belvoir Awards, 2017

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