We had a fantastic response when we advertised last month for the next Deputy Editor of ConservativeHome. The role attracted high-calibre applicants from across journalism and politics, which is a great testament to the position this site has secured in the media and Westminster landscape.

We are delighted to announce that the search was successful, and a new Deputy Editor will be joining the team in March. Please welcome Charlotte Gill to the ConservativeHome family.

Charlotte will be familiar to many readers as a journalist and commentator who has been published in the Daily Telegraph, The Times, the Mail on Sunday, The Spectator and elsewhere, and has appeared numerous times on Sky News and the BBC. She’s also a doughty champion of conservatism on social media (you can find her on Twitter here). She will be a great addition to our editorial team.

In the 15 years since its foundation, ConservativeHome has flourished in a variety of political conditions: in opposition under Labour; as a voice for conservatism and the Tory grassroots under the Coalition; then throughout the EU referendum and all the ensuing Brexit battles. Now we are faced with the first truly viable majority Conservative government in the site’s history, a goal which we have long sought.

Those new circumstances bring new opportunities and challenges. As ever we will bring you, our readers, the very best Conservative news, analysis, insight and opinion. We are sure that Charlotte’s arrival will greatly bolster that work.

Paul Goodman, Editor

Mark Wallace, Chief Executive