Tom McTague


Tom McTague was born in Birmingham in 1984 and is a London-based staff writer at The Atlantic. Prior to that, he was Chief UK Correspondent at POLITICO and Political Editor of the Independent on Sunday. He has been twice shortlisted at the British press awards, including, in 2019, for 'Political Commentator of the Year. In 2019 he was named ‘Journalist of the Year’ at the Drum Awards; the previous year, the National Council for the Training of Journalists included him on their list of the most respected journalists in the UK. His first book, Betting The House, The Inside Story of the 2017 General Election, was one of The Times’ political books of the year. The Observer’s Andrew Rawnsley called it “excellent” and the Mail on Sunday the “political book of the year.”

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