Leo McKinstry

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(journalist, historian)
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Belfast, Northern Ireland
Alma materPortora Royal School (Enniskillen), Sidney Sussex College (Cambridge)

Leo McKinstry is a British journalist, historian and author.

Life and career

Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, McKinstry was educated at Portora Royal School, Enniskillen, and Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, where he graduated with a degree in History in 1985, and identified himself as a Trotskyite.[1][2] He writes regularly for several newspapers in the United Kingdom, including the Daily Mail,[3] Daily Express,[4] and The Sunday Telegraph.[5] He often writes about issues relating to immigration and the European Union, being a strong supporter of Brexit. His books include a biography of the Victorian Prime Minister, Lord Rosebery.

In the early 1990s, McKinstry was a Labour councillor in Islington and worked as a parliamentary aide to Labour politician Harriet Harman. Losing his seat on Islington council in 1994, he was working for Labour frontbencher Doug Henderson when he announced the following year, via an article in The Spectator, that he no longer supported the party.[6] Subsequently, he was a regular columnist in both the Daily Mail and the Daily Express.

McKinstry is married and lives in Kent and Provence.[7]



A Document by Leo McKinstry

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)Description
Document:Absolute folly for Britain to get involved in SyriaArticle1 March 2018NATO
Andrew Bonar Law
Bashar al Assad
Johnny Mercer
Boris Johnson
Tory MP Johnny Mercer, a former soldier, has demanded: “Britain must come to Syria’s aid” and condemned those who oppose “military intervention”.