Chris Mullin, author, journalist and former MP, a minister in three departments and chairman of the Home Affairs select committee. His books include three highly acclaimed volumes of diaries, A View from the Foothills, Decline and Fall and A Walk-On Part. He has recently published a fourth volume, Didn’t You Use to be Chris Mullin? (Diaries 2010-22). He is the author of four novels, the best know of which, A Very British Coup, was made into an award-winning television series. In 2018 he published a sequel, The Friends of Harry Perkins. In 2016 he published Hinterland—a Memoir.