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What do you do?

Freelance finance director.

Where do you live?

Aylesbury, Bucks.

Do you vote?

Oh yes.

How long have you been a subscriber?

About three years.

What made you start?

Buying the odd copy for holidays; it then became my main read.

Is the NS bug in the family?

My mother-in-law shares mine.

What pages do you flick to first?

Nicholas LezardCommons Confidential.

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A mix of dipping into the hard copy and a daily look online.

What would you like to see more of in the NS?

Expanded TV reviews.

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How about Ruth Davidson or Andy Street?

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I’d wait for the next one if I found I was next to Rees-Mogg, Johnson, Patel, Trump…

All-time favourite NS article?

“The closing of the conservative mind” by  Robert Saunders (12 June 2019).

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Balanced and more interesting than anything else.

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This article appears in the 08 Jun 2022 issue of the New Statesman, Marked Man