Why We Get the Wrong Politicians

Isabel Hardman

RRP: £9.99

4 April 2019

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781782399759

RRP: £18.99

6 September 2018

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781782399735

RRP: £12.99

6 September 2018

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781782399742

Shortlisted for the 2018 Waterstones Book of the Year
Shortlisted for the 2018 Parliamentary Book Awards (best political book by a non-parliamentarian)

“A really good book… Well-structured and well-written.” Observer
Well written and incisive.” The Times
“Vital and compelling.” New Statesman

Politicians are consistently voted the least trusted professional group by the UK public. They’ve recently become embroiled in scandals concerning sexual harassment and expenses. Every year, they introduce new legislation that doesn’t do what it sets out to achieve – often with terrible financial and human costs. But, with some notable exceptions, they are decent, hard-working people, doing a hugely difficult and demanding job.

In this searching examination of our political class, award-winning journalist Isabel Hardman tries to square this circle. She lifts the lid on the strange world of Westminster and asks why we end up with representatives with whom we are so unhappy. Filled with forensic analysis and revealing reportage, this landmark and accessible book is a must read for anyone who wants to see a future with better government.