On 11 December 2009, Nottingham University's Centre for British Politics held a conference at the British Academy that drew together politicians, writers and academics to explore the interaction of British politics and fiction.
In addition to the conference several video interviews were conducted with some of the speakers on the day.
In this interview taken at the Fiction and British Politics Conference in London, former MP and writer Joe Ashton reveals how much truth there is in his writing and explains why politicians often turn to writing fiction in order to spill the beans on what goes on behind closed doors.
Suitable for Undergraduate study and community education
Joe Ashton, Former MP and Author (Grassroots, Majority of One)
The Centre for British Politics is based in the University's School of Politics and International Relations. www.nottingham.ac.uk/politics/cbp