Presented by Village Books
We’re delighted to present an evening with Rory Stewart, former MP and Cabinet Minister, and co-host, with Alastair Campbell, of the hugely popular podcast, The Rest is Politics. Rory will be discussing his latest book Politics on the Edge: A Memoir from Within which has become an instant bestseller.
Politics on the Edge details Rory's time from being a political outsider to standing against Boris Johnson in the Conservative Party leadership contest in 2019, and being sacked from the party in the same year.
Tackling ministerial briefs on flood response and prison violence, engaging with conflict and poverty abroad as a foreign minister, and Brexit as a Cabinet minister, Stewart learned first-hand how profoundly hollow and inadequate our democracy and government had become.
Rory Stewart served in the UK Cabinet as Secretary of State for International Development, and before that as Prisons Minister, Minister for Africa, Minister for Development, Environment Minister and Chair of the Defence Committee. Stewart is now the president of the non-profit organisation GiveDirectly, and a visiting fellow at Yale's Jackson School. He tweets at @RoryStewartUK.
Book & ticket: £30 (includes a copy of Politics on the Edge, book RRP £22)
Please note: Each ticket includes a copy of Politics on the Edge (£22). Rory is doing a very limited number of events to promote his book and we’re honoured he’s chosen Village Books and Alleyn’s School to be one of them. We are always mindful of the cost of our events but have to balance the requirements of publishers for events they allow us to host, which was to include a copy of the book with each ticket.