Chris Mullin is an author, journalist and former MP.

During his time in government he was a minister in three departments and chairman of the Home Affairs select committee. He was the Chairman of the Heritage Lottery Fund for the North East of England from 2012-17. He is a frequent public speaker at book festivals and other events. He has written books, including three volumes of diaries including A View from the Foothills, Decline and Fall and A Walk-On Part; also the novel A Very British Coup which was made into an award-winning television series. Mullin published a volume of memoirs entitled Hinterland and more recently, The Friends of Harry Perkins, described as the definitive post-Brexit novel, and long-awaited sequel to the bestselling A Very British Coup.