Ayesha Hazarika MBE was a special adviser to Gordon Brown, Harriet Harman and Ed Miliband from 2007 to 2015. While in government, she specialised in women’s issues and helped draft the landmark Equality Act 2010. She is now a much sought-after political commentator and broadcaster. She is a columnist for the London Evening Standard and writes for many other national publications. She frequently appears on television and radio including the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, Newsnight, Sky News, Good Morning Britain, LBC and CNN where she’s a regular pundit on domestic and international affairs. Her first book ‘Punch and Judy Politics’ – a history and insider’s guide to the art of Prime Minister’s Questions – was published in May. Ayesha is also an award-winning stand-up comedian and has just performed her latest show “Girl on Girl – the Fight for Feminism” at the Edinburgh festival and is currently performing a national tour.