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Anne McElvoy


Anne McElvoy is an Evening Standard columnist and senior editor at The Economist


Anne McElvoy is an Evening Standard columnist and senior editor at The Economist


Meet Team Truss, the new No 10 inner circle entering Downing Street

The PM has surrounded herself with a like-minded group of field experts and political power brokers who’ve proven their loyalty to her in the past ­— but who are they? Anne McElvoy looks at the Tories’ fresh new team

Sep 28, 2022

Is a comeback on the cards for Rishi Sunak?

After losing the Tory leadership race to Liz Truss, the ex-chancellor has taken a breather. As Kwasi Kwarteng takes over at Number 11, Anne McElvoy looks at the next move for ‘goldenballs’: will he return to finance, or wait for Truss’s economic plan to fail?

Sep 22, 2022

Behind the scenes at Labour: will Keir’s Starmerites seize the moment?

Tory in-fighting and economic chaos have turbocharged a resurgance in the Labour party. Anne McElvoy speaks to insiders on Starmer’s strategy team about the plans to capitalise on their “summer of hope”.

Aug 5, 2022
The Escapist

Daios Cove, Crete: the paradise for families

There’s something for every member of the family, finds Anne McElvoy

Aug 2, 2022

William at 40 — a king-in-waiting determined to do things his own way

As the Duke of Cambridge celebrates his milestone birthday, there are questions around what the future holds for the heir-once-removed and how he plans to shape his role within a monarchy-in-transition. Anne McElvoy reports

Jun 21, 2022

So, was Harry and Meghan’s Platinum Jubilee comeback a success?

The Sussexes’ much-hyped visit was surprisingly low-key. Will it pave the way for more peaceful relations with The Firm?

Jun 9, 2022

Elites descend but does Davos still have clout?

It’s a playground of power, privilege and blue-sky thinkers — but with the world in turmoil, it wasn’t quite business as usual when the 0.1 per cent met in the mountains this week. By Anne McElvoy

May 27, 2022

Keir, Labour and a bad case of Long Corbyn

Factions, divisions, mistrust — despite Starmer’s efforts to detoxify the Labour party, the shadow of its former leader still looms large. As beergate derails its trajectory, can the party still capitalise on a chance to win voters over? By Anne McElvoy

May 17, 2022

Keir v Boris: inside their very political psychodrama

The Rayner row has escalated the antipathy between the two leaders. With the PM under threat, is this Starmer’s moment?

Apr 28, 2022