Julia Langdon

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Julia Mary Langdon (born 1946) is a British journalist and writer.

A political journalist since 1971, she became a lobby correspondent in 1974.[1] Leaving The Guardian in 1984, she was appointed political editor of the Daily Mirror, the first woman to hold the position on a national newspaper in the UK.[2] Later, Langdon was political editor of The Sunday Telegraph.[3] Having children, however, was one of the reasons she left the parliamentary lobby in the 1990s.[4]

Langdon has been a freelance writer since 1992, and has written a biography of the Labour politician Mo Mowlam (2000) and is writing a biography of former Prime Minister Gordon Brown. She has also worked as a broadcaster for the BBC.


  1. ^ Julia Langdon "The lobby’s five wise monkeys" Archived 2011-07-17 at the Wayback Machine., Total Politics, 17 June 2009
  2. ^ Martin Conboy Journalism: a Critical History, London: Sage, 2004, p. 147
  3. ^ Julia Langdon "Major voice, minor key" Archived 2012-08-01 at Archive.is, British Journalism Review, 18:1, 2007, p. 13–21
  4. ^ Merrick, Jane (22 July 2016). "Confessions of a female lobby correspondent". The Spectator. Retrieved 17 February 2017.