Political journalist and commentator, never knowingly on message
Harry Cole is a political journalist and media commentator who was voted the 28th most influential man in Britain by GQ in November 2011.
In 2008, while still a student at Edinburgh University, he set up Tory Bear which was ranked as one of the most influential political blogs in the UK, before he announced its demise in December 2010.
He is now a Contributing Editor at The Spectator and the News Editor of Order-Order.com, the UK's most read political website with a circulation of over three million readers a month.
Harry is also a Daily Star Sunday columnist and the Political Editor of The Commentator.
Harry is also the regular paper reviewer for the Sunday Times website, and writes for The Daily Beast and Total Politics.
In 2009 Harry co-founded the Sunlight Centre for Open Politics which campaigns for transparency and openness in the political system. It was his letter that triggered the police investigation into the former Member of Parliament Jim Devine's expenses. He remains a media advisor to the group and strong advocate for transparency.
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Areas of Expertise
Transparency and openness in the political system
Social media and the media in general
Harry Cole on politicians Twitter blunders (07Jan12)
BBCLondon: Harry Cole on Diane Abbott's racist Twitter comment (05Jan12)
Harry Cole vs Lee Jasper on Diane Abbott's 'racist' Twitter tweet (05Jan12)
Was David Laws expenses punishment enough? (12May11)
Harry Cole from Tory Bear Vs Alex Smith from LabourList
- BBC: Blogger Harry Cole on the Left taking up social media
- Total Politics: A link to all Harry's articles
- The Commentator: The 'Miliband Tendency' destroying the Labour Party
- The Commentator: PMQs: Cameron aces it in the commons against miserable Miliband
- The Commentator: Another damp declaration of war from Vince Cable