The Speaker’s Chair Team

Mike Robb, Founder

Mike founded Speaker’s Chair in April 2012 as a cross-party political blog because he wanted to do something to improve online political debate. He currently works in PR in London, and previously worked for Betfair, leading their political betting. He has also spent time on two campaigns in the United States – the 2004 Presidential Election and a 2006 Senate race in Missouri, both for Democrats.

To contact Mike get in touch on Twitter @mikerobb or via email mike.robb (at)

Ben Mitchell, Editor

Ben is Deputy Editor of Speaker’s Chair, having been involved with the site from the very beginning in April 2012. He also contributes to Shifting Grounds, the left-leaning blog, and has written for Left Foot Forward, LabourList, Labour Uncut, and many other sites beginning with L.

To contact Ben get in touch on Twitter @bmitchellwrites or via email ben.mitchell (at)


If you would like to join the Speaker’s Chair team please get in touch – jobs (at)