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Julian Haviland

Political Editor
8 June 1930 to 11 August 2023

A British political editor for both television and print, working for the likes of ITN, The Times, Daily Telegraph and the London Evening Standard. Julian Haviland started his journalistic career as a reporter on local newspapeer the Surrey Advertiser, before a stint working in South Africa on the Johannesburg Star. In 1959, he returned to the UK as a subeditor on the Telegraph, before moving to the Standard as a reporter. He joined ITN in 1961, becoming political correspondent in 1965 and then its political editor from 1975 to 1981. His many achievements during this time included being the first journalist to interview Margaret Thatcher after she was elected to lead the Conservative Party in 1975. He eventually left ITN to become The Times’ political editor, a role he served until 1986, when he retired to write several books about politics.

Read Julian Haviland's Guardian obituary

Read Julian Haviland's Times obituary