Journalist, columnist and writer
Matthew Parris is a journalist, radio and television broadcaster and columnist for The Times and The Spectator. He is also a prolific writer, having authored a large number of books, mainly related to politics. He was previously a Member of Parliament and his columns are considered essential reading for many in Westminster. In 2015 he won the British Press Award for Columnist of the Year. He once jumped into the Thames to rescue a dog, for which he received a RSPCA medal.