The Sunday People

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Sunday People
Front page on 4 December 2016
TypeSunday newspaper
FormatRed top
Owner(s)Reach plc
EditorPeter Willis[1]
Founded16 October 1881
Political alignmentCentre-left,
Labour Party[2]
Circulation65,460 (as of July 2023)[3]

The Sunday People is a British tabloid Sunday newspaper. It was founded as The People on 16 October 1881.[4]

At one point owned by Odhams Press, The People was acquired along with Odhams by the Mirror Group in 1961, along with the Daily Herald. It is now published by Reach plc,[5] and shares a website with the Mirror papers. In July 2011, when it benefited from the closure of the News of the World, it had an average Sunday circulation of 806,544.[6] By December 2016 the circulation had shrunk to 239,364[7] and by August 2020 to 125,216.[8]

Notable columnists[edit]



  1. ^ Mayhew, Freddie (1 March 2018). "All change as Daily Express and Daily Star editors leave following Trinity Mirror buyout". Press Gazette. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  2. ^ "What the papers say about the 2019 general election". Press Gazette. Retrieved 9 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Sunday People". Audit Bureau of Circulations. 15 August 2023. Retrieved 2 September 2023.
  4. ^ "Concise History of the British Newspaper in the Nineteenth Century". Archived from the original on 24 February 2008. Retrieved 16 March 2008.
  5. ^ Luft, Oliver; Brook, Stephen (30 January 2009). "The People to make six staff redundant". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 February 2011.
  6. ^ Sweney, Mark (14 February 2014). "The Sun enjoys post-Christmas sales bounce with 8.3% rise". The Guardian.
  7. ^ "Print ABCs: Seven UK national newspapers losing print sales at more than 10 per cent year on year". Press Gazette. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Audit Bureau of Circulation: Sunday People". ABC. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  9. ^ Jessica Boulton; Katie Hind; Ben Duffy (28 March 2010). "CELEBRITY X FACTOR". People. Retrieved 1 May 2012.