The years from 2010 to today has arguably been our most torrid political period postwar. No one is better placed to give an insider’s view than Dame Andrea, MP for South Northamptonshire for the entirety. As well as a two-time leadership contender, she was a key figure in the Leave campaign and former Leader of the House. In Snakes and Ladders, she reveals the pleasures and pitfalls of a career in politics, putting the reader in the room to let them experience what it was really like. Interviewed by Stephen Robinson.