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The new Deputy Editor of ConservativeHome is Matthew Barrett

By Tim Montgomerie

MBarrett-Photo-1---Copy I'm delighted to announce that Matthew Barrett has been appointed as the new Deputy Editor of ConservativeHome. He will start on Monday and will be involved in selecting newslinks, approving comments and providing content.

Matthew is 18 and lives in Hertfordshire. He's been a Conservative supporter since 2004 and started the WorkingClassTory blog in early 2009. His main political interests are constitutional reform, history of the Conservative Party (especially the possibilities of a longer Bonar Law administration) and international, particularly American politics. Outside of politics he's a keen follower of cricket, Charlton Athletic FC, and has an eclectic taste in music and films. 

The last person to hold the Deputy Editor title was Samuel Coates. Matthew is a different character but I believe he has the same political potential and I hope this role will put him on the map as a thoughtful contributor to the debate about the future of the Conservative Party.

You can follow him on Twitter here.

More than 110 applications were received for the new position that was advertised last month.


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