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General Election 2015 – Political Correspondents

Vicki Young is Chief Political Correspondent at the BBC. She took up that role in 2014 when Norman Smith was moved from Chief Political Correspondent to his current position of Assistant Political Editor.

Norman Smith – born 30th April 1959 in Kensington, London – is Assistant Political Editor of the BBC. He began his career in regional newspapers in Birmingham and Bristol, before joining the BBC as a local radio reporter in 1986. Smith became a parliamentary correspondent…

Faisal Islam – born 1978 – is the Political Editor of Sky News. He was the Economics Editor of Channel 4 News, until 1 June 2014, when he was replaced by Paul Mason, the programme’s former Culture and Media Editor. Islam formally joined Sky News…

Chris Ship is a British journalist and newscaster, working for ITV News. He studied Media and French at Sussex University and was appointed Senior Political Correspondent for the ITN-produced service in 2008 – promoted from Political Correspondent, as part of a reshuffle of ITV’s political…

Jon Craig joined Sky News from BBC London where he has been Political Editor for the past two years. He was one of the launch editors of BBC London, formally Newsroom South East, in March 2001. A seasoned journalist and broadcaster Jon was Political Editor…

Andy Bell joined Five News in April 1999 and is the channels Political Editor. Prior to joining Five, Andy worked for the BBC for ten years as the Foreign Affairs Editor for the Today Programme on BBC Radio 4. This role took him to breaking…

Tom Bradby is presenter of ITV News at Ten Prior to this he was Political Editor, a position he took up in July 2005. Previously he worked as UK Editor and ITV News’ Royal Correspondent and before that he spent two years (1999-2001) as Asia…

James Landale is a correspondent for the BBC. Before joining the BBC, Landale spent 10 years as a reporter at The Times newspaper.