James Forsyth

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(journalist, editor)
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Alma materJesus College (Cambridge)
SpouseAllegra Stratton

James Forsyth is a British political journalist and political editor of The Spectator magazine. He is also a weekly columnist for The Times on a Friday, previously writing for The Sun on Saturdays and previously the Mail on Sunday.[1]

Early life

Forsyth attended Winchester College and Jesus College, Cambridge.

Journalism career

James Forsyth joined Foreign Policy magazine as assistant editor before launching Coffee House, The Spectator's political blog, in 2007. He was appointed deputy editor, online, of The Spectator in 2008 and political editor in 2009.[2]

He is an advisory board member of the ResPublica think tank in Westminster.

Personal life

James Forsyth has been married to the journalist Allegra Stratton since 2011. She was appointed as the Downing Street Press Secretary under Prime Minister Boris Johnson in November 2020. They live in Canonbury in Islington with their two children. He is close friends with Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader Rishi Sunak; they were contemporaries at Winchester College and are godparents to each other's children. Sunak was also best man at Forsyth’s wedding to Stratton in 2011.[3]


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