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

Director

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

Wales

Sarah Cowie

Energy, Public Services & Alcohol Specialist

Scotland

Robyn Evans

Economy & Europe Specialist

Wales

Liam Hainey

Housing & Disabilities Specialist

Scotland

Chris Haines

Senedd Today & Deputy Director

Wales

Rhys Jackson

Health & Medicines Specialist

Wales

Callum Macdonald

Sport, Education & Skills Specialist

Scotland

Natalie Mauchline

Parliamentary Reporter

Scotland

Alasdair McKillop

Constitution & Governance Specialist

Scotland

Cara McLean

Head of Research

Scotland

Catriona Melville

Health & Social Care Specialist

Scotland

Madelaine Phillips

Health & Social Care Specialist

Wales

Aidan Reid

Business, Infrastructure & Connectivity Specialist

Scotland

Lawrie Scott-McFarlane

Parliament Today Editor

Scotland

David Wilson

Trainee Account Manager

Scotland

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.

Subject Specialist/Account Manager (Edinburgh)

As we start our 20th year in business, Newsdirect is looking to hire two subject specialists to expand our Edinburgh team.  We are interested in hearing from candidates with knowledge of the education/skills agenda and the health policy landscape in Scotland.   Our monitoring team tracks all the crucial sources of parliamentary, government and political news with […]

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