Political Analyst

Politics has played an important role in my life since childhood. In 2002, I obtained a grade A A-level in Government and Politics. Three years later, I obtained a 2:1 degree in Politics and Communication Studies from The University of Liverpool.

Spiked pictureSince September 2019, I have been a frequent contributor to the popular online political magazine Spiked, where I primarily commentate on matters relating to Welsh politics.

In addition, I am a frequent contributor to British satirical magazine Private Eye.

I make regular appearances on TV and radio as a political analyst, both in the UK and internationally.

Since July 2018, I have been a frequent contributor to Radio Sputnik’s political programming and during 2019, I worked on Talk Radio’s live overnight coverage of by-elections in Newport West, Peterborough and Brecon and Radnorshire.

Marcus Stead discussing Brexit on The Hour for BBC Wales
Marcus Stead debating Brexit on BBC Wales discussion programme The Hour

I have also made appearances on a number of international TV channels to discuss Brexit, including Russia 1 and EKOTÜRK, along with several appearances on the BBC Wales debate programme The Hour.

From June 2018 until May 2019, I presented the Brexit Briefing podcast, and since June 2019, Brexit and other political matters have been the basis of the weekly Twenty Minute Topic podcast, which I continue to co-present.

Sovereignty UK
Sovereignty UK

I am the author of the Sovereignty UK website, which contains a series of in-depth analytical articles about the implications of Brexit, and during the mid-2010s, I also wrote a number of articles for the website BackBench.

Please email me using the contact form if you want me to appear on your TV or radio programme, or wish to discuss articles for your print publication.

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