Political Editor at the Financial Times
George Parker is the Financial Times’s Political Editor. He has covered British politics at Westminster since 1990, with a front row seat in the political demise of Margaret Thatcher, the turbulent John Major years, the Blair-Brown era and David Cameron’s coalition. Prior to taking his current job in 2007, he was the FT’s bureau chief in Brussels, in charge of covering European Union politics.
George grew up in a farmhouse in Devon and went to Tiverton comprehensive school. He read Geography at Queen Mary’s University of London. He previously worked on the Western Morning News and nowadays, as well as working for the FT, he presents BBC Radio 4’s Week in Westminster and What the Papers Say. George lives in Kew with his wife Gabrielle and three children. He loves cycling, football and cricket and supports Crystal Palace FC and Somerset cricket club.
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