Martin Daubney

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Martin Daubney

Member of the European Parliament for West Midlands
Assumed office
2 July 2019
Preceded byJill Seymour
Personal details
Born
Martin Edward Daubney

(1970-06-22) 22 June 1970 (age 49)
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
NationalityBritish
Political partyBrexit (since 2019)
Other political
affiliations
Labour (until 2010)
Spouse(s)Diana Daubney
Children2
EducationCarlton le Willows School
Alma materUniversity of Manchester

Martin Edward Daubney (born 22 June 1970) is a British politician. He was elected as a Brexit Party Member of the European Parliament (MEP) in the 2019 European parliamentary election. A former journalist and commentator, he was the longest-serving editor of men's lifestyle magazine Loaded.

Early life[edit]

Martin Edward Daubney was born on 22 June 1970 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire.[1] He grew up in Gedling. His father was a coal miner, and his mother was a teacher. Daubney has one sister.[2][3] His early education was at Carlton le Willows School.[citation needed] He studied geography at the University of Manchester. Daubney reports that he was the first man in his family to graduate from university.[3]

Magazine career[edit]

His first job in journalism was as a researcher for the women's magazine Bella in 1995.[4][5] Two years later, he was promoted to commissioning editor. Daubney then became the features editor for the men's lifestyle magazine, FHM in the late 1990s. After this, he was the editor of page3.com for the tabloid newspaper The Sun. He then wrote articles for the sports section of the tabloid newspaper News of the World before becoming the deputy editor of the men's lifestyle magazine Loaded in February 2003. In September of that year, he was promoted to editor of the magazine.[6][7][8] In 2007, Daubney organised a straight pride march as he felt that heterosexuality was being 'undermined' and becoming 'unfashionable'.[9][10]

Daubney left Loaded in November 2010, after sales that peaked in the second half of 1998 to an average of 457,318 copies a month, had fallen to just a monthly average of 53,591.[11][12] He was the longest serving editor of the magazine.[13] After leaving the magazine, he became a stay-at-home dad.[3] He reports that he had postnatal depression following the birth of his first child.[14]

In 2013, Daubney spent six months making a documentary for Channel 4 on pornography addiction called "Porn on the Brain".[15][16] He supports the men's rights movement.[17]

Political career[edit]

Dabuney was a Labour Party supporter until the election of Ed Miliband as party leader in 2010. He reports that he has also voted for the Liberal Democrats, and the Women's Equality Party in the past. He voted for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union in the 2016 membership referendum. Daubney supports a no-deal Brexit.[18]

On 25 April 2019, it was announced that Daubney would stand for the Brexit Party in the European Parliament election on 23 May.[10] He was second on his party's list in the West Midlands, and was elected as one of its three MEPs in the constituency.[19][20] In the European Parliament, he is a member of the Committee on Regional Development, and is part of the delegation for relations with the Korean Peninsula.[1]

Daubney will stand as the Brexit Party's prospective parliamentary candidate for the Ashfield constituency.

Personal life[edit]

Daubney is married to Diana James, and has two children.[14][21] He met his wife when she was The Sun's page 3 picture editor.[22][23]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Martin Edward Daubney". European Parliament. Archived from the original on 30 August 2019. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Nottingham man is Loaded's editor". BBC. 5 August 2008. Archived from the original on 30 August 2019. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  3. ^ a b c Daubney, Martin (13 October 2016). "Are men the new women? How Martin Daubney went from Lads' Mag editor to stay-at-home dad". London Evening Standard. Archived from the original on 31 May 2019. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Martin Daubney: My Life In Media". The Independent. 9 October 2006. Archived from the original on 22 January 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  5. ^ Luft, Oliver (1 November 2010). "Martin Daubney: I set fire to writers and blew them up with napalm". Press Gazette. Archived from the original on 30 August 2019. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  6. ^ Griffiths, Anna (4 September 2003). "Loaded editor promises to resurrect iconic lads' mag". Campaign. Archived from the original on 30 August 2019. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  7. ^ Dawley, Heidi (19 March 2004). "Loaded, first laddie, seeks a new youth". Media Life. Archived from the original on 20 September 2012.
  8. ^ Addicott, Ruth (23 January 2003). "Daubney answers Loaded 'call of wild'". Press Gazette. Archived from the original on 30 August 2019. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Loaded editor gets straight to the point". Press Gazette. 16 July 2007. Archived from the original on 30 August 2019. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  10. ^ a b Halliday, Josh (25 April 2019). "Brexit party: opera singer and ex-Loaded editor on candidate list". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Archived from the original on 6 July 2019. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  11. ^ Luft, Oliver (3 September 2010). "Loaded editor Martin Daubney leaves amid sale talks". New Statesman. Archived from the original on 24 July 2019. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  12. ^ Plunkett, John (2 September 2010). "Loaded editor steps down". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 30 August 2019. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  13. ^ "Martin Daubney". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 23 April 2019. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  14. ^ a b Daubney, Martin (8 May 2017). "Why we need to talk about postnatal depression in men". BBC Three. Archived from the original on 30 August 2019. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  15. ^ Chambers, Chris (30 September 2013). "Porn on the Brain – TV review". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 30 August 2019. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  16. ^ Daubney, Martin (26 November 2015). "Here's how to talk to young men about porn". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 30 August 2019. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  17. ^ Waters, Lowenna (26 April 2019). "Brexit Party candidate 'sick and tired' of Leave voters being branded 'racist' and 'homophobic'". The Independent. Archived from the original on 30 August 2019. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  18. ^ Anthony, Andrew (27 April 2019). "He shot radioactive wolves, dropped acid – and now he backs Nigel Farage". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 18 August 2019. Retrieved 19 August 2019.
  19. ^ "2019 European elections: List of candidates for the West Midlands". BBC News. 28 April 2019. Archived from the original on 11 June 2019. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  20. ^ "European election 2019: Brexit Party tops West Midlands polls". BBC News. 27 May 2019. Archived from the original on 24 June 2019. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  21. ^ "Couples dreading Christmas". ITV. 17 December 2014. Archived from the original on 30 August 2019. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  22. ^ Turner, Janice (22 October 2005). "Dirty young men". The Guardian. London.
  23. ^ White, Roland (26 May 2013). "Tabloid week". The Times. Archived from the original on 30 August 2019. Retrieved 30 August 2019.(subscription required)
Media offices
Preceded by
Scott Manson
Editor: Loaded
2003– July 2012
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Editor: Page3.com
February 2000 – February 2001
Succeeded by