Research Fellow, University of Nottingham

Matthew Bailey has published work on a variety of topics regarding British politics, in particular the Conservative Party and Margaret Thatcher’s election as party leader. Between 2005 and 2008 Matthew has also been working on the frontline of British politics – managing the constituency office of one of Hull’s MPs. With that experience behind him he has become poacher turned gamekeeper, assessing the representation of our political masters across a variety of fictional forms.


  • 2010–present
    Research Fellow, Centre of British Politics (Nottingham)


  • 1999 
    University of Hull, MA in Political Philosophy
  • 1996 
    University of Hull, BA in Politics


  • 2011
    The Uses and Abuses of British Political Fiction or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Malcolm Tucker, Parliamentary Affairs