I’m very pleased to announce the appointment of our new editor Peter Edwards and new writer Sarah Pine, who will be starting next month.
Peter worked for the Shadow Treasury team and was a Labour candidate at the last general election. Before that he spent seven years as a reporter and comment writer on a number of newspapers, including City A.M. and the Yorkshire Post. He is vice-chair of the Simon Community homeless charity and a director of the London Community Credit Union. Sarah has worked as a freelancer at BBC News and was recently Vice President (Women) of her student union.
We also have a new addition to the LabourList board in Marianna Trian. Marianna has spent over a decade working for the Labour Party, most recently in Ed Miliband’s office and before that in a number of different roles in Labour HQ. I am sure she will be a great support to our team as we continue to grow.
Sadly Emma Burnell is stepping down as a columnist and contributing editor of LabourList. Her insight and enthusiasm will be much missed, but we hope she will continue to write for the site, if not as regularly as she has.
Peter and Sarah will undoubtedly bring new energy and enthusiasm to LabourList – and much needed help to the brilliant but overworked Conor Pope – but they are both committed to keeping it a place for all voices within the Labour Party.
LabourList has always been a loyal but critical friend of our party, its senior politicians and leaders since it was set up in 2009. We have never represented one strand of thinking within the party, believing the widest discussion and debate benefits us all. We will continue to strive to provide balanced coverage and to be a platform for the best writing from across the Labour movement.
Tom Happold is Executive Editor of LabourList