The Financial Times today announces the appointment of Stephen Bush as a weekly staff columnist and associate editor. He will also write a daily newsletter. Bush is currently political editor at the New Statesman and will join the FT in the New Year, based in London.

​​Stephen Bush started his career at the Daily Telegraph. He joined the New Statesman in 2015 as editor of their rolling politics blog, becoming special correspondent in 2016, and political editor in 2018. He writes their daily politics newsletter, Morning Call, and is a visiting fellow at Nuffield College. In 2017 he was named the Political Studies Association’s Journalist of the Year.

FT editor Roula Khalaf said: "Stephen is one of the most exciting and original voices in British journalism today and I am delighted that he has decided to join the FT next year."

Commenting on his appointment, Bush said: “I’m thrilled to be joining the FT, a newspaper I’ve read and admired since my student days. It’s the best newspaper in the country bar none. From its peerless Africa coverage, Lex, Sarah O’Connor’s columns or the work of its fantastic Westminster team, I always start my day with the FT and am incredibly excited to be joining.”


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