George is an associate and has spent more than 40 years reporting on parliament and politics, gaining a widely held reputation as a well-informed and respected political commentator. As a result he was appointed as one of six independent assessors on the Leveson Inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press, which was established by the government in the summer of 2011 following the UK’s phone hacking scandal.
In 1969 he became parliamentary correspondent for The Times and he subsequently became a political correspondent for The Scotsman, The Sunday Telegraph and The Sunday Times.
He joined The Daily Telegraph in 1986 to become political editor, and was responsible for reinvigorating the paper’s Westminster coverage. After 21 years in that role, George joined the country’s leading news agency, the Press Association, to help establish a digital political service.
He has chaired both the Westminster Press Gallery and the Parliamentary Lobby journalists and he was for several years a judge for The Spectator Parliamentarian of the Year awards.
George has also been a regular TV and radio broadcaster for BBC News and current affairs programmes and for Sky News. He also has experience in media training, having worked with executives of leading companies and regularly spoken about journalism, politics and the media to undergraduates and to members of the Royal College of Defence Studies.