Tribune ed quits to go freelance

Mark Seddon, editor of political magazine Tribune, has quit to go freelance, writes Ruth Addicott.

Seddon has edited the left-wing Tribune for 11 years, having first started writing for it while he was at university. He plans to branch out and spend more time writing regularly for the nationals, including The Guardian and The Independent, as well as being a foreign news correspondent for television. “I have been here for 11 years, which is quite a long stint for anybody, and I really want to do other things now,” he said.

“I have been very lucky to have been able to do this. It has been quite an interesting time in politics and I think it was very important, with the march of New Labour, that we kept the scarlet standard’s line because there are some enduring values and principles that will come back again.”

Tribune is in the process of recruiting a new editor.

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