Philip Collins (journalist)

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Philip James Collins (born 16 May 1967) is a British journalist, academic, banker and speechwriter.[1] Collins spent years as an equity strategist in investment banking. He was a political adviser to Frank Field but also worked for the Institute for Education at the University of London, the BBC and London Weekend Television. He was the Director of the Social Market Foundation and then became Chief Speech Writer to Tony Blair,[2] responsible for his very last speech as Leader of the Labour Party. He is now the Chief Leader Writer and columnist for The Times but also the chairman of the centre-left thinktank, Demos and still works as a Visiting Fellow for the London School of Economics. In 2009, he wrote a pamphlet The Liberal Republic with his former colleague, Richard Reeves (who went onto to become Director of Strategy to Nick Clegg). Collins is married with two children and lives in London.


  1. ^ COLLINS, Philip James’, Who's Who 2013, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2013; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2012 ; online edn, Nov 2012 accessed 27 July 2013
  2. ^ "Blair bids to preserve legacy with new MPs". Daily Mail. 23 October 2006.