The Financial Times has hired Stephen Bush as a weekly staff columnist and associate editor. He will also write a daily newsletter.
Bush is currently political editor at the New Statesman and will join the FT in 2022 and be based in London.
Bush started his career at the Daily Telegraph. He joined the New Statesman in 2015 as editor of their rolling politics blog, becoming special correspondent in 2016, and political editor in 2018. He writes their daily politics newsletter, Morning Call, and is a visiting fellow at Nuffield College. In 2017 he was named the Political Studies Association’s Journalist of the Year.
FT editor Roula Khalaf said: “Stephen is one of the most exciting and original voices in British journalism today, and I am delighted that he has decided to join the FT next year.”