ABOUT THE PARLIAMENTARY REVIEW

About Us

Combining political commentary from leading journalists, with sector specific insight from Secretaries of State, Ministers and MPs, The Parliamentary Review is an indispensable guide to industry best practice, which demonstrates how sector leaders have responded to challenges in the political and economic environment.

The Review has several editions, each focusing on an individual policy area with the strategic aim of raising standards by highlighting best practice.

The Parliamentary Review is sent to over 500,000 leading business executives, policy makers and other relevant individuals. In recent years, it has featured forewords by Theresa May, David Cameron, Caroline Lucas, Lucy Powell and many other political figures. The Review's release is marked by an annual gala in the Palace of Westminster.

More details on the editorial team can be found below.

Co-Chairman - Lord Blunkett

Lord Blunkett was the Education and Employment Secretary, Home Secretary and Work and Pensions Secretary during an eight year career in government, as well as serving as the MP for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough between 1987 and 2010. Following his career in parliament, Blunkett was appointed as Professor of Politics in Practice at the University of Sheffield in June 2015. In March 2018, he was appointed Co-Chairman of The Parliamentary Review alongside Lord Pickles.

Co-Chairman - Lord Pickles

Lord Pickles was the Secretary of State for Local Government and Communities from 2010 to 2015 and the MP for Brentwood and Ongar between 1992 and 2017. Following his decision to leave parliament ahead of the last general election, he was appointed Chairman of The Parliamentary Review and remains the United Kingdom Special Envoy for Post-Holocaust Issues.

Executive Director - Daniel Yossman

Daniel Yossman is the founder of The Parliamentary Review, which he established to give organisations in the private and public sector the chance to share their sector-specific knowledge and insight with their peers and with policy makers. Throughout his time at The Parliamentary Review, he has brought together Prime Ministers, Chancellors of the Exchequer, numerous Cabinet ministers and many of the UK’s leading executives and journalists to produce a model for reform. Daniel has a degree in Russian and Business Management from The University of Manchester. 

Director - Craig Wilmann

Craig Wilmann has worked at The Parliamentary Review for a number of years in various roles and was appointed Director in September 2017. He has a BA in English Studies from the University of Nottingham and a Masters in Playwriting from the University of Birmingham. 

Director of Strategy - James Thomas

James Thomas works on the focus and purpose of each year's series of documents, deciding which direction the reviews will take.

Chief Editor - The Rt Hon David Curry

David Curry has a degree in Modern History from The University of Oxford. He is the former world trade editor of the Financial Times, MEP for Essex North East and MP for Skipton and Ripon. During his time as an MP he held positions such as Minister of State and Minister for Housing.

Director of Policy - Rupert Douglas

Rupert assists James with prioritising the focus of each year's series of Parliamentary Reviews, as well as acting as the official liaison with the House of Commons. 

Director of Public Affairs - Jonathan White

Jonathan works closely with past representatives to make sure that they can utilise their articles in the most effective way possible, as well working directly on company strategy

Senior Editor - Ross Hindle

Ross works with current representatives, assisting them with writing their article for The Parliamentary Review in a manner that shares their knowledge while allowing them to put their company forwards in the best possible light.

Co-Head of Operations - Hannah Riding

Hannah ensures the smooth running of The Parliamentary Review, coordinating the work of senior business people and political leaders around the country. She graduated in English and Modern Languages from the University of Durham and has previously managed campaigns for global blue chip companies, charities and the event sector. 

Co-Head of Operations - Fern Hall

Fern orchestrates the bi-annual publication of The Parliamentary Review. Her extensive experience in administration and office management lends itself to the ordered assembly of each document. Fern discusses the tone each article will take with contributors, senior business people and political leaders around the country.

Director of Communications - Scott Challinor

Scott Challinor is a specialist in communications and works on the assembly of particular Parliamentary Review documents.

Political Editor - Thomas Wilson

Thomas writes weekly overviews of parliamentary business and provides live coverage of important sessions within the House of Commons. Alongside this, he works with current representatives of The Parliamentary Review to produce an article that suits the style of publication while accurately depicting their organisation.

Political Editor - William Winter

William works as part of the editorial team, writing and editing articles across all editions of the Review. He also contributes daily to our political news output. William studied Politics at the London School of Economics.

Business Editor - George Salmon

George works in our editorial department, editing and writing articles across all of our publications. Alongside liaising with clients to create an accurate piece, he also contributes daily articles to our news page and helps to manage the Review social media presence. George graduated from the University of Cambridge with a degree in English.

Journalist - Kaye Wiggins

Kaye Wiggins has a degree in Modern History from Oxford University. Following several work experience stints, including at the Lancashire Evening Post, Lancashire Life and a local radio station, and a role as comment editor of the Oxford Student newspaper, she became a reporter at Third Sector magazine in 2009. After three years covering politics, policy and legal affairs at the title, she moved to the Local Government Chronicle as senior correspondent in 2012.

Journalist - Ben Clover

Ben Clover has a degree in History from The University of York. He has been a journalist for nine years, working on regional, national and trade press titles. Over his three years at the Health Service Journal he has reported on the biggest set of reforms ever introduced into the NHS and regularly appears as an expert for the BBC and Sky News.

Journalist - Sean Coughlan

Sean Coughlan last year won education journalist of the year, awarded at the House of Commons, for an international education project for the BBC News website. He has also worked as a feature writer, financial columnist for the Guardian, book reviewer for The Times and was launch editor of the TES's website.

Journalist - Mark D’Arcy

Mark D'Arcy is a Parliamentary Correspondent for BBC News. He was born in Chichester in Sussex, and has an economics degree from The University of Sussex. A journalist for 31 years, he has worked for LWT's current affairs flagship, Weekend World, and the Leicester Mercury, before joining the BBC. 

Journalist - Mark Kinver

Mark Kinver has a degree in Broadcasting Studies from Falmouth College of Arts. Mark has been a journalist for BBC News for more than a decade, spending the past seven years as an environment reporter. His area of particular focus is tree-related issues, scientific research and public policy. During his time at the BBC, Mark has been invited to write for a number of publications, including Chatham House's International Affairs journal, Green Futures and BBC Wildlife magazines.