The Rt. Hon. Alan Johnson is definitely one of our most popular and respected former politicians, as well as being an award-winning author and broadcaster.
He has regularly appeared on Question Time (BBC1) and This Week (BBC1) while showing a more humorous side with guest presenter stints on Have I Got News For You (BBC1), alongside documentaries like Alan Johnson: The Post Office and Me (BBC4).
Alan’s work in government included positions as Home Secretary, Education Secretary and Health Secretary, and as MP for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle, he happily tackled matters of electoral reform, trade unionists, fairness at work and Jeremy Corbyn, until retiring as an MP in 2017. Alan became the youngest General Secretary in the history of the Union of Communication Workers when he was elected to the post in January 1992 and went on to be elected as a Labour MP in 1997. Twenty years later he still manages to find the time to play tennis and football.
He is in conversation about his life and career with local broadcaster Becky Jago, ITV News Anglia.
Running time: 50 mins plus Q & A.