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Lord John Prescott
John Prescott holds the title of longest serving Deputy Prime Minister and has overseen the change of the Labour Party from their previous state to ‘New Labour’ along with the resulting reign of Tony Blair between 1997 and 2007. As a political speaker, John Prescott’s vast knowledge of UK modern domestic politics is of high sought after in the guest speaking scene, this allows him to deliver after dinner and keynote speeches with incredible detail and clarity.
John was seen to be the political link to the working class during the 1980’s, due to Labour Party being increasingly led by middle-class professionals. With the victory of the Labour Party in 1997, Prescott was assigned the roles of Deputy Prime Minister, head of the Department for Environment, Transport and the Regions.
John’s role as Deputy Prime Minister meant he often had to cover Tony Blair during the periods he was unavailable. John led many Prime Ministers Questions sessions along with representing Blair at various government meetings.
John retired as Deputy Prime Minister in correlation with Tony Blair’s resignation as Prime Minister in June 2007, remaining as an MP until the 2010 election before retiring from the commons entirely. John was made a life peer and currently sits in the House of Lords.
John’s often controversial career in politics works perfectly in his after dinner and keynote speeches. Working with a rich fund of anecdotes, John reminisces over serving drinks for influential figures in the Merchant Navy, to being the right hand man for the nation’s most prominent political figure for decades.