John Higginson is the Political Editor of the Metro, the world’s largest free newspaper and the third most read daily newspaper in the UK.
John is also the first journalist from a free paper to join the lobby in parliament.
Under John’s political editorship, the Metro has significantly expanded its political coverage, with his first-class journalism and exclusives reaching over 3.5 million commuters in 50 UK cities every single morning.
The influence John holds is not lost on our political leaders, who all seek the elusive swing vote to boost poll ratings.
Metro is apolitical and as a result John gets great access to all three party leaders. John has secured a number of exclusive interviews with David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg, and has the powerful advantage of not having to adhere to a newspaper’s political line.
Before taking up his current post, John was Metro’s chief political correspondent. Previously John has worked for The Sun, The People, The Sunday Mirror, Newsquest and Los Angeles-based news agency Splash News.
John is a regular commentator on Sky News, ITN and the BBC, and occasionally writes for Total Politics.
Areas of Expertise
Commuter issues/Public Transport