Ayesha Hazarika


Ayesha Hazarika, MBE, is a political commentator who appears regularly across television and radio providing expert opinion and insight.

Having worked in politics for 8 years as a senior Labour party adviser both in Government and Opposition, Ayesha is in a unique position to analyse and comment on current affairs. During her time in Westminster she worked for Gordon Brown, Harriet Harman and Ed Miliband advising them on Prime Minister’s Questions, speeches, media, policy as well as on topics such as Women and Equality.  

Since leaving front line politics she’s become a much sought after commentator writing for:

·         Financial Times
·         The Guardian
·         Evening Standard
·         New Statesman
·         Grazia. 

Her work on TV and radio includes:

·         Matt Forde’s Unspun Dave
·         Good Morning Britain ITV
·         Sky News
·         The Andrew Marr Show BBC1
·         Newsnight BBC2
·         The Agenda ITV
·         The Today Programme BBC Radio4

Previous to this Ayesha worked as a comedian performing stand up in clubs and theatres across the country and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She was a semi finalist in the BBC and Channel 4 new talent competitions. 

2017 sees her embarking on her latest tour with 'The State of the Nation' in which she lifts the lid on what life’s really like behind the scenes at Westminster with brutal honesty and humour and asks what’s next for British politics.


Ayesha's show
 The State of the Nation  is coming to the Edinburgh Fringe! 

AYESHA HAZARIKA: State of The Nation
7:30pm | Gilded Balloon, The Museum | 14th-20th August 7 SHOWS ONLY


“Hazarika’s return to stand up is also public service, never less than entertaining” 
The Guardian

“Insightful, humorous and at times simply ‘hide behind the sofa’ stuff” 
Edinburgh Reporter

“Patently super smart and extremely eloquent, she offers an intriguing insight” 
The Herald