The Sunday People

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Sunday People
The Sunday People logo.jpg
The Sunday People.jpg
Front page on 4 December 2016
Type Sunday newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Trinity Mirror
Editor Gary Jones
Founded 16 October 1881
Political alignment Centre-left
Language English
Headquarters London
Circulation 239,364 (as of December 2016)[1]
ISSN 0307-7292

The Sunday People is a British tabloid Sunday newspaper, founded as The People on 16 October 1881.[2]

It was bought by the Mirror group in 1961 along with the Daily Herald. It is still published by the Trinity Mirror Group,[3] 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.[4] By December 2016 the circulation had shrunk to 239,364.[1] Despite its tagline claim to be a "truly independent" newspaper, The People endorsed the Labour Party at the 2015 general election on the recommendation of polling data from its readers.[5]

Notable columnists[edit]

Christmas edition[edit]

Instead of a normal edition when Sunday is falling on Christmas Day, a special Christmas edition is published on Saturday 24 December.[citation needed]


1881: Sebastian Evans
1890s: Harry Benjamin Vogel
1900: Joseph Hatton
1913: John Sansome
1922: Robert Donald
1924: Hannen Swaffer
1925: Harry Ainsworth
1957: Stuart Campbell
1966: Bob Edwards
1972: Geoffrey Pinnington
1982: Nicholas Lloyd
1984: Richard Stott
1985: Ernie Burrington
1988: John Blake
1989: Wendy Henry
1989: Ernie Burrington (acting)
1990: Richard Stott
1991: Bill Hagerty
1992: Bridget Rowe
1996: Brendon Parsons
1998: Neil Wallis
2003: Mark Thomas
2008: Lloyd Embley
2012: James Scott
2014: Alison Phillips
2016: Gary Jones


  1. ^ a b "Print ABCs: Seven UK national newspapers losing print sales at more than 10 per cent year on year". Press Gazette. Retrieved 28 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Concise History of the British Newspaper in the Nineteenth Century". Archived from the original on 24 February 2008. Retrieved 16 March 2008. 
  3. ^ Luft, Oliver; Brook, Stephen (30 January 2009). "The People to make six staff redundant". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 
  4. ^ Sweney, Mark (14 February 2014). "The Sun enjoys post-Christmas sales bounce with 8.3% rise". The Guardian. London. 
  5. ^
  6. ^ Jessica Boulton; Katie Hind; Ben Duffy (28 March 2010). "CELEBRITY X FACTOR". People. Retrieved 1 May 2012. 

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