Kevin Maguire is Associate Editor (Politics) on the Daily Mirror and author of our Commons Confidential column on the high politics and low life in Westminster. An award-winning journalist, he is in frequent demand on television and radio and co-authored a book on great parliamentary scandals. He was formerly Chief Reporter on the Guardian and Labour Correspondent on the Daily Telegraph.

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24 January 2005
The semi-retired spin-doctor Alastair Campbell is to resurface early next month as a swim doctor. Adverts are asking...
17 January 2005
Winking his way around a Downing Street reception for women's magazine editors, John Reid told guests that now he has...
25 February 2002
The smiling baby boy gurgled as he was introduced to his "Uncle Piers" and cooed "bonjour", a party trick learnt to...
07 August 2000
The bank clerk recognised the gravelly Scots accent instantly. He had heard this man on TV, lecturing the people on the...
26 June 2000
Large cheques will be signed during the next few months by some of Britain's toughest negotiators, professionals who...
15 May 2000
Drinkers in Trimdon Colliery and Deaf Hill Working Men's Club haven't enjoyed a visit from their most prominent member...
20 September 1999
The vicar of St Albion need stray no further than his own Westminster parish as he fights the good fight to give...
06 September 1999
At the end of 1,200 words in the Scotsman on Tony Blair's problems and Alastair Campbell's part in creating and solving...
29 January 1999
The tea and coffee were poured and the chocolate biscuits handed round in the TUC's fifth-floor general council chamber...