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Here's my current top ten:
  1. Jen Williams - I'm with Gadsden on this, Jen is the best political journalist in the UK right now. Mancunian focus, but covers national stuff too. Forensic with information, and does proper investigative journalism as well as straight reporting. If you only follow one from this list, make it Jen.

  2. Marina Hyde - absolutely brutal yet hilariously funny political columnist. I've never yet read a Marina column that didn't make me laugh, then think, then laugh again.

  3. Samira Ahmed - freelancer who pops up all over the place, often Radio 4. Her twitter feed is exactly the kind of blend of politics and geekery I adore - her recent visit to Bamber Gascoigne's house was a delight. Often connects geekery with politics, which is fab.

  4. Rosamund Urwin - Jobbing journo, mostly writing for the Evening Standard. Excellent spotter of details, possibly because she's just as much of a politics geek as those of us in it up to our eyeballs, and is therefore paying more attention and getting more right than many of the lobby hacks.

  5. Jessica Elgot - Grauniad politics correspondent. Jessica is where I go for straight Westminster bubble news, as it happens.

  6. Judith Moritz - BBC North of England correspondent. Was astoundingly good on Hillsborough, among other things.

  7. Susan Hulme - presents Today In/Yesterday In Parliament on Radio 4. Excellent coverage of stories some others don't pick up - recent example being the gay concentration camps in Chechnya.

  8. Isabel Hardman - writes for the Speccy on politics. Also very good on mental health issues. Not to be confused with Oakeshott, who is Wrong Isabel. Don't follow Wrong Isabel.

  9. Joanne Douglas - Yorkshire politics, with a focus on West Yorkshire, especially Huddersfield. Like Jen Williams, Joanne digs deeper and goes harder than most local paper political journos.

  10. Helen Pidd - Grauniad North of England correspondent. So dedicated to the depth of stories is she that she took in a Syrian refugee last year.
Yes, this is C&Ped and edited slightly from an earlier entry. And you're going to keep getting it until people pay more attention to the ladies on this list, and less to the ill-informed cishetabledwhitemale lobby hacks that dominate political commentary in this country.

Date: Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 12:00 pm (UTC)
strange_complex: (C J Cregg)
From: [personal profile] strange_complex
Thank you! Just blasted through your list, following all of them.

Date: Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 01:52 pm (UTC)
vampwillow: my eyes go red when I'm angry (anger)
From: [personal profile] vampwillow
"Not to be confused with Oakeshott, who is Wrong Isabel. Don't follow Wrong Isabel."

Absolutely.

Date: Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 09:48 pm (UTC)
ggreig: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ggreig
In Scottish politics, might be worth trying:

1. Mandy Rhodes - Managing Director of Holyrood Communications and editor of Holyrood magazine.

2. Angela Haggerty - Editor of the Common Space and Sunday Herald columnist. She's also notable for having dealt successfully (in as far as one can) with sectarian harassment. She was dropped by the Herald last year under pressure from Rangers, but quickly reinstated when they realised what an abysmally terrible idea that was (facepalm).

Date: Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 10:46 pm (UTC)
flaviomatani: (analemma)
From: [personal profile] flaviomatani
Thank you for that. Checking them out.

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