Paul Francis is the Political Editor of The KM Group, Kent’s leading media company, where he is responsible for political coverage of the county at local and national level. He is an award-winning journalist and has been named Kent Journalist of The Year three times. He was also named as Weekly Newspaper Reporter of the Year in the national Regional Press Awards in 2011.
Paul is acknowledged as a leading writer on local government affairs and as an expert in Freedom of Information. He has worked for the KM Group since 1995 and began his career in local newspapers in north London. He has written for the Guardian, The Sunday Times and various local government magazines during his career. He writes a regular blog for the KM Group and lectures on public affairs at the Centre for Journalism at the University of Kent. He is a member of the NCTJ Public Affairs board.
Paul's blog
@PaulOnPolitics