A POLITICAL journalist has recently published a book on modern British politics which also features Glastonbury and Frome, Annelise Furniss writes.

Planes, Trains, and Toilet Doors: 50 Places That Changed British Politics was published October 12.

In his debut book, illustrated by award-winning political cartoonist Morten Morland, Matt Chorley combines his two decades of experience covering Westminster with his background in comedy.

He draws inspiration from his time as a political journalist, where he interviewed prime ministers, mocked ministers, and chronicled the serious, and sometimes absurd, events that inspired him.

Chorley claims many of the key events that shaped modern British politics happened not in parliament or Downing Street, but instead a lot closer to home in car parks, village halls, and seaside resorts.

He said: “I hope readers will share my love of the local, of how politics is at its best when it is parochial.”

Politician Ed Balls, who has previously been interviewed by Chorley on his Times Radio show, said about the new book: “Revealing, touching and very funny, Matt Chorley’s delightful romp throughout the rooms where it happened (and the restaurants, museums and beach huts too) is packed full of insight, detail, and momentous political stories.”

Joe Lycett hails Chorley’s witty humour and unique perspective on politics, adding that Planes, Trains, and Toilet Doors is: “F *** ing brilliant. I would describe it as like a bag of political nuts – moreish and fabulously salty.”

Planes, Trains, and Toilet Doors: 50 Places that Changed British Politics is published by William Collins and is available for pre-order now.