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James Landale speaker

James Landale

London, UK

BBC Deputy Political Editor

Former Chief Political Correspondent, BBC News Channel

Ex-Assistant Foreign Editor at the Times newspaper

James Landale is the BBC’s Deputy Political Editor, a position that he has held since 2009. Previous to that he was the Chief Political Correspondent on the BBC News Channel.

James joined the BBC in 2003, having been a journalist for the Times for 10 years. His last role at the Times was that of Assistant Foreign Editor.

At the BBC he has covered many major political stories, including two general elections, for TV, radio and online. He has travelled extensively as part of the press corps with political leaders to places like Afghanistan and Iraq.

James has had two books published, one on the story of his ancestor who was involved in the last duel ever to be fought in Scotland, in 1826.

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"James is a key member of the parliamentary lobby press, with numerous Westminster-related anecdotes. Having been diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma from which he recovered, James took part in the Movember campaign, his moustache attracting much comment on TV News bulletins."

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