Jonathan Isaby

Jonathan Isaby joined ConservativeHome as Co-Editor in November 2008, making him the first journalist from a British national newspaper to leave the mainstream media to work in the blogosphere. In March 2010 he became the first professional “blogger” to be accredited with a Lobby pass by the House of Commons authorities.

He began his journalistic career as a political analyst in the BBC’s Westminster newsroom on graduation in 1999 from the University of York, where he had been chairman of the University Conservative Association and deputy editor of the student newspaper, Vision. In 2003 he joined the Daily Telegraph as a reporter (later becoming deputy editor) on the paper’s diary column, and latterly wrote his own daily political column,Three Line Whip, which sat alongside the blog of the same name on the paper’s website.

He helped research Dean Godson’s acclaimed biography of David Trimble, Himself Alone, and his own first book – Boris v Ken: How Boris Won London, co-written with Giles Edwards – was published in June 2008.

A former columnist for GQ magazine, he remains a regular fixture on television and radio as a political pundit, commentator and newspaper reviewer.

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