We’re the political monitoring company where clever people meet clever technology.

And we have over two decades of experience in delivering expert insights, information and alerts.

To us, political monitoring is a specialist service, not an agency afterthought.

Our team is made up of trained subject specialists, who understand your policy area and know what’s significant to you and what’s not.

Newsdirect is very proud to be a living wage employer. We never offer unpaid or expenses-only internships so you can be sure that your monitoring, from urgent alerts to in-depth committee summaries, is delivered by specialists.

Kirsty Peebles

Founder & Director

Since 1999, Kirsty has grown Newsdirect from a sitting room start-up to the biggest independent monitoring company in the UK. She currently heads up the team in Edinburgh and focuses on constant improvement of user experience.

Valerie Livingston


In addition to heading up the teams in Cardiff and London, Valerie focuses on technical development and ensuring that Newsdirect’s teams across the UK have the tech they need to deliver the information our clients want.

Joe Atkinson

Children & Young People Specialist


Sarah Cowie

Energy, Public Services & Alcohol Specialist


Robyn Evans

Economy & Europe Specialist


Liam Hainey

Housing & Disabilities Specialist


Chris Haines

Senedd Today & Deputy Director


Rhys Jackson

Health & Medicines Specialist


Callum Macdonald

Sport, Education & Skills Specialist


Natalie Mauchline

Parliamentary Reporter


Alasdair McKillop

Constitution & Governance Specialist


Catriona Melville

Health & Social Care Specialist


Madelaine Phillips

Health & Social Care Specialist


Aidan Reid

Business, Infrastructure & Connectivity Specialist


Lawrie Scott-McFarlane

Parliament Today Editor


David Wilson

Trainee Account Manager


Recruitment & Opportunities

We regularly recruit for talented individuals to join our team. If you think you have the skills and enthusiasm to contribute positively to our business, get in touch.

Sorry, no vacancies right now.