Oonagh Blackman to leave The Mirror

The Daily Mirror’s political editor Oonagh Blackman is to leave the paper after 11 years.

Before becoming political editor at the Mirror Blackman worked her way up from deputy political editor, Whitehall editor and special projects editor.

She has in that time covered the General Elections of 1997, 2001 and 2005 and Gordon Brown’s replacement from Tony Blair.

Blackman said: ‘It has been a hugely successful and rewarding time at the Daily Mirror. Since joining and then heading up the Mirror’s political team at Westminster I have been privileged to witness and write about the many major political events both in the UK and overseas. I look forward to letting people know my future plans”.

Editor Richard Wallace said: ‘Oonagh has been a tremendous asset to the newspaper and I wish her well for the future”.

According to Trinity Mirror Blackman felt that the end of the Parliamentary session was ‘the right time for a change and to seek new pastures.”

A replacement has not been announced.

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