Former Spectator editor and Sunday Telegraph columnist Matthew d'Ancona made GQ political editor

Former Spectator editor Matthew d’Ancona has been appointed political editor of GQ.

D'Ancona, who was among a number of high-profile journalists to leave the Telegraph last year, will continue as a columnist for The Guardian, Evening Standard and International New York Times.

GQ editor Dylan Jones said: "He has been writing about politics for the magazine for many years now, and I am pleased to be able to formalise his relationship in this way.

"He is – by some distance – the finest political columnist in Westminster, and his work in GQ will perfectly complement his columns in The Guardian, the Evening Standard and the International New York Times."

D’Ancona, who was political columnist for The Sunday Telegraph for 19 years, said: “I am immensely proud of my association with GQ, which is a fantastic magazine for those with an interest in politics. Its readers are well-informed, and, as connoisseurs in every field of their lives, demand the best coverage of Westminster as they demand the best coverage of fashion or of travel.

"For a political journalist such as myself, mostly a commentator for daily newspapers, writing for GQ offers an opportunity to soar over the political village and look at the big picture, at the personalities, and at the deeper trends that are the building-blocks of political change. The quality of political interviews in the magazine – often by Alastair Campbell – is also seriously high.

"Let others chatter and rant about politics. At GQ, we do it with style.”

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