• In The Shadows
    8 November 2022

    In this book, Michael Ashcroft tells the astonishing stories of some of the most courageous and ingenious figures from the Intelligence Corps, who have operated all over the world from the First World War to the present day.

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  • First Lady
    18 March 2022

    This examination of Carrie Johnson’s career and life offers the electorate the chance to assess exactly what role she plays in Boris Johnson’s unpredictable administration and why that matters.

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  • Life Support
    8 March 2022

    How good is the NHS, really? That is the question this book seeks to answer, as the health service emerges from the gravest crisis in its history with more money – but greater challenges – than ever before.

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  • Falklands War Heroes
    9 November 2021

    The Falklands War, which may prove to be the last ‘colonial’ war that Britain ever fights, took place in 1982. Fought 8,000 miles from home soil, it cost the lives of 255 British military personnel, with many more wounded, some seriously.

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  • Red Knight
    19 August 2021

    Sir Keir Starmer has played many parts during his life and career. He went from schoolboy socialist to radical lawyer before surprising many by joining the establishment, first as Director of Public Prosecutions and then, in 2015, as an MP. In Red Knight, Michael Ashcroft goes in search of the man who wants to be Prime Minister.

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  • Reunited Nation?
    20 January 2021

    Drawing on four years of groundbreaking research among voters across the United States, Lord Ashcroft examines the success of Biden, the appeal of Trumpism, and the prospects for the next chapter in American politics.

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  • Going for Broke
    12 November 2020

    Three years ago, Rishi Sunak was an unknown junior minister in the Department of Local Government. By the age of thirty-nine, he was Chancellor of the Exchequer, grappling with the gravest economic crisis in modern history. As health workers battled to save lives, it was down to Sunak to save livelihoods. This is the story of how he tore up the rulebook and went for broke.

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  • Unfair Game
    16 June 2020

    Unfair Game features the shocking results of a new inquiry Lord Ashcroft has carried out into South Africa’s lion business. In the book, he shows how tourists are unwittingly being used to support the abuse of lions; he details how lions are being tranquilised and then hunted in enclosed spaces; he urges the British government to ban imports of captive-bred lion trophies; and he demonstrates why Asia’s insatiable appetite for lion bones has become a multi-million dollar business linked to criminality and corruption which now underpins South Africa’s captive lion industry.

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  • Diagnosis of Defeat
    2 March 2020

    Labour’s turn to smell the coffee. By Michael Ashcroft. 2019 saw the Labour Party meet its fourth consecutive general election defeat, and its worst since 1935. Arguing that it is vital for Labour to regroup if it is to offer a serious alternative government, Lord Ashcroft draws on extensive research among real voters – especially […]

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  • Jacob's Ladder - The Unauthorised Biography of Jacob Rees-Mogg
    Jacob’s Ladder
    10 September 2019

    Jacob Rees-Mogg is one of the most prominent and controversial figures in contemporary British politics. He is a man who divides opinion in his own party, in Parliament and across the country.

    In this wide-ranging unauthorised biography of the Conservative Member of Parliament for North East Somerset, Michael Ashcroft, bestselling author of Call Me Dave: The Unauthorised Biography of David Cameron, turns his attention to one of the most intriguing politicians of our time.

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  • Half-Time!
    29 January 2019

    American public opinion midway through Trump’s (first?) term – and the race to 2020. By Michael Ashcroft The start of 2019 is midway between the last presidential inauguration and the next – but will it also prove the halfway point in Donald Trump’s presidency? Following up Hopes and Fears, which set out in compelling detail […]

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  • White Flag?
    2 October 2018

    An Examination of Britain’s Modern-Day Defence Capability.

    Britain is at a crossroads. As we leave the EU, we face a great challenge and also the opportunity to forge a new identity in an increasingly uncertain world. Our Armed Forces will be critical to our power and prosperity.

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  • Veterans’ Transition Review – Third follow-up report
    16 October 2017

    In late 2012 Lord Ashcroft was appointed the Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Veterans’ Transition. At that time the apparent plight of Service Leavers was much discussed in the media, highlighted by some charities and of concern in government. Lord Ashcroft’s interest in the Forces and their charities, military history and courage provided the background […]

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  • The Lost Majority
    2 October 2017

    The 2017 general election was supposed to be a walkover for the Conservative Party – but the voters had other ideas. In The Lost Majority, Lord Ashcroft draws on his unique research to explain why the thumping victory the Tories expected never happened: what real voters made of the campaign, why Britain refused Theresa May’s […]

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  • Hopes and Fears: Trump, Clinton, the voters and the future
    10 January 2017

    Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States confounded the pundits and crowned a year of political surprises. In Hopes And Fears, Lord Ashcroft sets out in compelling detail why America sent Trump to the White House.

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  • Veterans’ Transition Review – Second follow-up report
    17 November 2016

    In late 2012 Lord Ashcroft was appointed the Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Veterans’ Transition. At that time the apparent plight of Service Leavers was much discussed in the media, highlighted by some charities and of concern in government. Lord Ashcroft’s interest in the Forces and their charities, military history and courage provided the background […]

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  • Victoria Cross Heroes: Volume II
    8 November 2016

    THE VICTORIA CROSS is Britain and the Commonwealth’s most prestigious gallantry medal for courage in the face of the enemy. It has been bestowed upon 1,355 heroic individuals from all walks of life since its creation during the Crimean War.

    Following on from the bestselling Victoria Cross Heroes, first published in 2006 to mark the 150th anniversary of the award, Victoria Cross Heroes: Volume II gives extraordinary accounts of the bravery behind the newest additions to Lord Ashcroft’s VC collection – those decorations purchased in the last decade.

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  • Well, You Did Ask… Why the UK voted to leave the EU
    8 September 2016

    The UK’s vote to leave the European Union shocked the world – not to mention many people in Britain. What it revealed about our country is at least as significant for the future of politics as Brexit itself. Drawing on more than two years of intensive research by Lord Ashcroft Polls, Well, You Did Ask… […]

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  • Call Me Dave, the unauthorised biography of David Cameron - by Michael Ashcroft and Isabel Oakeshott
    Call Me Dave
    5 October 2015

    The unauthorised biography of David Cameron. After a decade as Conservative Party leader, David Cameron remains an enigma to those outside his tight-knit inner circle. This authoritative biography of Britain’s youngest Prime Minister for nearly 200 years provides a fascinating insight into the man only those closest to him know. Based on hundreds of interviews, […]

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  • Pay Me Forty Quid And I’ll Tell You
    10 September 2015

    The 2015 Election Campaign Through The Eyes Of The Voters. From January until the election, Lord Ashcroft Polls conducted weekly focus groups from Cornwall to Scotland to find out whether the parties’

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  • Veterans’ Transition Review – First follow-up report
    24 July 2015

    In late 2012 Lord Ashcroft was appointed the Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Veterans’ Transition. At that time the apparent plight of Service Leavers was much discussed in the media, highlighted by some charities and of concern in government. Lord Ashcroft’s interest in the Forces and their charities, military history and courage provided the background […]

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  • s Heroes by Michael Ashcroft
    Special Ops Heroes
    6 November 2014

    Special Ops Heroes tells the stories behind Lord Ashcroft’s collection of Special Forces medals and is the fifth book in his bravery series. It uses new material from diaries, eyewitness accounts, medal citations, letters, unpublished books and interviews with the medal recipients themselves to tell remarkable tales of gallantry. The Foreword to the book has […]

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  • Veterans’ Transition Review
    11 February 2014

    The Veterans’ Transition Review was conducted by Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC and published on 11 February 2014. The aim of the review was to look at the policies, legislation, regulations, guidelines and provisions in place for the government to meet its commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant with respect to veterans’ transition to civilian life, and […]

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  • Heroes of the Skies
    13 September 2012

    Heroes of the Skies is the fourth book by Lord Ashcroft in his bravery series. The book tells the remarkable stories behind the world’s largest private collection of medals for gallantry in the air that were awarded to more than 80 British, Commonwealth and other Allied airmen. Heroes of the Skies uses new material from pilots’ log […]

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  • George Cross Heroes
    18 November 2010

    On 23 September 1940, as a response to the changing nature of war that the Second World War had brought about, George VI announced the creation of the George Cross. Ranking alongside the Victoria Cross, it would recognise supreme gallantry away from the heat of battle – behind the front line and in civilian situations. […]

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  • Minority Verdict
    19 September 2010

    Drawing on his unique perspective as the man responsible for the party’s target seats and polling, the 133-page book gives Lord Ashcroft’s view of the Conservatives’ progress since their third defeat in 2005, the reasons for the party’s failure to win an overall majority in 2010, and David Cameron’s decision to form a coalition with […]

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  • Dirty politics Dirty times
    8 July 2009

    A newly revised and updated edition of Dirty politics Dirty times, Lord Ashcroft’s personal account of his battle against an alliance of executives from The Times newspaper and leading New Labour ministers.

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  • Special Forces Heroes
    11 November 2008

    Over the last century, Britain’s Special Forces have performed a whole host of operations with unequalled skill, secrecy and bravery. From the Cockleshell Heroes daring 1942 raid deep into Nazi-occupied France to the dangerous sorties into enemy territory during the Gulf wars, their actions have epitomised heroism. Fascinated by bravery since he was a boy, […]

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  • Victoria Cross Heroes – updated and revised 2007
    1 May 2007

    Victoria Cross Heroes was published in November 2006 (updated paperback edition released May 2007). It was written to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the VC: Britain’s highest award for outstanding bravery in the prescence of the enemy. The book tells the story of Lord Ashcroft’s lifelong interest in the medal and the virtues it symbolises. It […]

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  • Smell the Coffee
    10 May 2005

    During the run-up to the May 2005 general election, Lord Ashcroft became interested in political opinion polls. Using two respected polling companies, he decided to commission some research of his own. Once his polls had been analysed, they produced some fascinating findings – and some valuable lessons for the Conservative Party. He began to become […]

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  • Political Research
    1 January 2005

    Lord Ashcroft has written and published a number of influential political pamphlets and research papers over the years. They include What Future For Labour?; What Future For The Liberal Democrats? (2010); Crime, Punishment & The People; Project Blueprint; The Leadership Factor; It’s Not You, It’s Them (2011); Degrees of Separation;