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Axed Sun journalist bounces back to join daily in politics role

Alexander BrownA political journalist let go by The Sun has joined The Scotsman as its Westminister correspondent.

The Edinburgh-based daily has unveiled Alexander Brown in the role a week after he revealed he had been let go by the national tabloid in a “Covid cost-cutting” measure.

Alexander, pictured, will take up his new role next month.

A former News Associates NCTJ student, he had worked as a political correspondent for The Sun since November 2019 and previously served as a lobby reporter for the Daily Star.

He will take over at The Scotsman from Paris Gourtsoyannis, who is leaving for a new role on BBC Question Time.

Alexander posted on Twitter: “Delighted to share I’m joining The Scotsman as a Westminster correspondent from September.

“It’s a really exciting time to be covering Scottish politics and I can’t wait to get started.

“It will be a hard act to follow the brilliant Paris Gourtsoyannis, who carved out stories as strong as his jawline, but I will do my best.”