James Chapman to become Daily Mail political editor?


James Chapman, the Daily Mail’s deputy political editor, is being tipped to replace Benedict Brogan, the former political editor who is joining the Daily Telegraph.

The Independent on Sunday said Chapman is ’eminently capable”.

‘Tory blogger Iain Dale has tipped every vaguely right-wing journalist in Westminster, but the smart money is on Brogan’s number two, James Chapman,’said the media diary.

‘Eminently capable, he is, more importantly, close to David Cameron. Since Mail editor Paul Dacre has the ear of Gordon Brown, a hotline to Dave is just what they need.”

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