Order, Order! Ben Wright’s book launch

On 1st November, the ellwood atfield gallery hosted  the launch of  Ben Wright’s book “Order, Order! The rise and fall of political drinking”.


Ben Wright
Ben Wright, Political Correspondent at BBC News launched his first book “Order, Order! The rise and fall of political drinking”. We all gathered for a fun evening bringing together friends and peers from the media and politics. All the books were grasped: get your own or buy a copy as a Christmas present – available here.

After an introduction and a few anecdotes from Ben Wright’s book, we all raised our glass to the history of politics and alcohol.

A glass of Bells for Mrs T. in the evening – that’s how she unwound as she kicked her heels off at the end of the day on the Downing street sofa. She was practically teetotal compared to her husband Denis, golf-loving, gin-swilling Denis.



the evening in photos


Laura Kuenssberg, Political Editor at BBC News

Tom Watson at EA Event
John Pienaar at EA Event

Tom Watson MP

John Pienaar, Deputy Political Editor of BBC News

Ed Victor at Event
Michael Crick

Ed Victor CBE, Literary Agent

Michael Crick, Political Correspondent at Channel 4 News

People at EA Event

Grant Tucker, The Times and Joanna Bell, London Evening Standard

GH at event
Book launch

Geraldine Hetherington, Ellwood Atfield and Dave Roberts, Director General, Alcohol Information Partnership

Hilary O’Neill, Deputy Editor at BBC News, Ben Wright and Charlie Bell, Weekend Editor, BBC Radio 4 News Programme

BA at Event
EA Event

Charlie Brotherstone at Ed Victor and Ben Atfield

Ed Victor and Charlie Brotherstone

Michael Crick
JS at event

Geraldine Hetherington, Ellwood Atfield; Michael Crick, Channel 4 News; Tom Ewen, Ellwood Atfield

Kristin Kaplan Wolfe, SABMiller and Jules Shelley, Ellwood Atfield

EA gallery

 Michael Brown and Lord Strathclyde

EA Gallery

Kitty Clothier and Lizzie Goodburn, Chief of Staff at AFME Association for Financial Markets in Europe

EA Gallery

Jake Berry MP, Alex Chalk MP

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