The Rt Hon Michael Portillo
The Right Honourable Michael Portillo was a Member of Parliament for twenty years in all, and a minister for eleven years.
He had responsibility for railways between 1988 and 1990 and held three positions in the cabinet between 1992 and 1997, when the Conservatives lost office and he lost his seat. He became a broadcaster, and amongst many projects, for more than sixteen years he appeared weekly on the BBC’s late night satirical look at politics, “This Week”.
In 2009, he filmed a series titled Great British Railway Journeys.
As of May 2021, there have been a total of thirteen series. Portillo has written a regular column for The Sunday Times, contributes to other journals and is a regular radio broadcaster on UK radio.