Francis Elliott

Francis Elliott studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford and worked first for the New Statesman magazine before learning his trade on local papers in Carlisle and Edinburgh. He was appointed Westminster editor for Scotland on Sunday in 1999 and went on to become the Sunday Telegraph’s deputy political editor before joining the Independent on Sunday in 2003, where he was recently made Whitehall editor. He was shortlisted in 2005 for What the Papers Say ‘Scoop of the Year’ for his work on David Blunkett’s business interests. He lives in East London with his wife and two young children.

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