| Isabel Oakeshott |
|Born||12 June 1974|
|Alma mater||Gordonstoun School, University of Bristol|
Oakeshott began her career in journalism working in Scotland for the East Lothian Courier, Edinburgh Evening News, Daily Record, Sunday Mirror and Daily Mail, before returning to London and joining the Evening Standard.
After three years, Oakeshott moved to The Sunday Times in 2006 as deputy political editor, becoming political editor in 2010, and remained until 2014. Oakeshott was awarded the title "Political Journalist of the Year" at the 2011 British Press Awards.
Oakeshott has appeared as a panelist on the BBC's Daily Politics, as well as on BBC TV's Question Time, and has been a contributor to Sky News' Press Preview programme.
Between February 2016 and early 2017, Oakeshott was the Daily Mail's political editor-at-large.
She is mentioned as a participant in a seminar with many military/intelligence heavy hitters and their friends in the media Document:5 July Seminar; Potential guest list for discussion, possibly either in 2016 or 2017.
In 2018, she published a book White Flag? - An Examination of the UK's Defence Capability with fellow seminar attendee Michael Ashcroft (Lord Ashcroft), which she is a protegé of. The book deals with many of the same lobbying themes as II does, like the chance of a new big war, and "Our leaders have concluded there are no votes in defence, and have progressively run down the armed forces." where it "explains what has happened to our armed forces in recent years and asks whether their decline endangers our safety and prosperity."