Occupation: Politician, Broadcaster and Journalist
Services: Host (Awards, Debates, Conferences), After Dinner Speaker
Robert Kilroy-Silk was a Labour Member of Parliament for thirteen years. In that time he was, among other things, Shadow Home Office Minister, Chairman of the Parliamentary All-Party Civil Liberties Group, the Parliamentary All-Party Penal Affairs Group and a Member of the Home Affairs Select Committee.
Educated at the London School of Economics, where he also did research for a PhD in Political Philosophy, he lectured in Politics at Liverpool University for seven years before being elected to Parliament in 1974.
He is the author of THE ROLE OF ROYAL COMMISSIONS IN POLICY MAKING, SOCIALISM SINCE MARX, HARD LABOUR - THE POLITICAL DIARY OF ROBERT KILROY-SILK and a novel, THE CEREMONY OF INNOCENCE. He has also contributed to many academic journals.
He presented KILROY, the BBC's top daily discussion programme from 1986 until January 2004. As Chairman of The Kilroy Television Company, an independent production company founded in 1986, Robert produced KILROY and NOW YOU’RE TALKING for BBC1, and current affairs documentaries for BBC’s ‘Panorama’, Channel Four's ‘Dispatches’, ‘Cutting Edge’, ‘True Stories’ and ‘Equinox’.
He has spoken and lectured to groups of all shapes and sizes and, as a presenter, has chaired discussions for several corporate bodies as well as being a guest on many interview and panel programmes, both in his capacity as a Politician and a Presenter.
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