“Straight from the source’s mouth” – The Telegraph’s UK Election 2019 campaign

26 November 2019

The Telegraph has unveiled its 2019 election team and unrivalled coverage plans.  A range of exclusive content for Telegraph subscribers includes a dedicated WhatsApp group on election night, the daily politics liveblog on  Telegraph.co.uk, three dedicated politics newsletters, plus an additional election day edition of the popular Front Page newsletter.

The Telegraph’s General Election team:

The Telegraph’s reporting team is providing readers with expert analysis from Westminster, the campaign trail and key constituencies, through to the results on election night itself.   The Westminster team comprises: Political Editor Gordon Rayner, Chief Political Correspondent and presenter of ‘Chopper’s Election Podcast’, Christopher Hope, Associate Editor Camilla Tominey, Deputy Political Editor Anna Mikhailova, Political Correspondents Amy Jones,  Danielle Sheridan and Harry Yorke, and Sunday Political Editor, Edward Malnick.

For the sharpest viewpoints on the General Election, The Telegraph’s commentators and esteemed columnists offer perspective on the big issues and reaction to all the key moments, and include amongst others: Allison PearsonAllister HeathCharles MooreSherelle Jacobs and Nick Timothy.

From business to Brexit, and beyond, there is authoritative insight from Europe Editor Peter Foster, International business editor Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Brexit Editor Dia Chakravarty and Parliamentary Sketchwriter Michael Deacon.

Coverage in print, digital and across new platforms exclusively for Telegraph subscribers:

In the build up to December 12, and on election night itself there is up-to-the-minute coverage on the Telegraph’s politics liveblog on telegraph.co.uk. Coverage plans in print and digital include comprehensive explainers on all the political parties, their leaders and key manifesto pledges.  Other key interactive features available exclusively to digital subscribers on Telegraph.co.uk include a unique results forecaster, and live online results pages tracking all the key winners and losers on election night.

A Telegraph opinion poll by ComRes will chart public sentiment to the candidates, their pledges and parties.

For subscribers there is a 24-hour pop-up WhatsApp Election group, with exclusive updates straight to their devices.  This runs alongside The Telegraph’s popular WhatsApp Politics group. Christopher Hope’s weekly podcast – Chopper’s Election podcast – is publishing two episodes a week during the course of the campaign.

The Telegraph’s three politics newsletters: Front Bench, Brexit Bulletin and The Refresher, will bring all the latest updates, news and views on the campaign straight into readers’ inboxes.  There is an additional lunchtime edition of the Front Page newsletter on Election Day, to complement its ‘AM’ and ‘PM’ editions,  which now reaches more than 250k recipients.

Across other platforms, the Telegraph’s Snapchat  account is publishing Election Essential, Dan Capurro’s quickfire guide to the key issues for younger voters. There is also a Snapchat tool for young users to register to vote, alongside video explainers on Instagram.

Gordon Rayner, Political Editor, The Telegraph says: “The Telegraph’s political reporting leads the news agenda.   Our subscribers can look forward to expert analysis and reporting from the team in Westminster and beyond over the course of this General Election campaign”.

The Telegraph’s General Election coverage is supported by its largest multichannel marketing campaign of 2019.  Tweets from The Telegraph’s expert reporting team are being live streamed during a selection of the TV debates to screens in bus shelters across Greater London.



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