Insider is shutting its UK politics desk

Insider has closed its dedicated UK politics team six months after hiring the section’s editor, reports Bron Maher of Press Gazette.

Maher reports, “Politics staff at the website had the choice of either joining the general news desk or redundancy.

“It means the website will now leave the Parliamentary lobby of political journalists based in Westminster.

“The desk will continue to operate until the end of August, at which point editor Cat Neilan will move to the general news desk. Reporter Henry Dyer will leave Insider altogether.

“Private Eye reported this month that Insider told the politics team their desk was being mothballed in the same week in June in which it announced its new London bureau chief and deputy.”

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