Editorial teams keep readers up to date for historic General Election

As Sir Keir Starmer led the Labour Party to power in a landslide General Election victory, our editorial teams ensured readers stayed up to date with all the drama.

The Conservative Party suffered an electoral collapse after 14 years in power, losing 250 seats over the course of a devastating night.

To meet the demand from audiences, readers across our digital platforms were given information affecting their communities from their local, trusted news provider.

The live blog which ran across all our Cornwall titles, including the Times, Post and Voice news brands, was the most-clicked article across the whole of Tindle on Friday.

In Totnes, where the town returned a Liberal Democrat MP for the first time in history, the Totnes Times website saw eight times more page views than average.

In Wales, where the Conservatives were wiped off the political map, all of our titles including Cambrian News, Tenby Observer, Brecon and Radnor Express, Abergavenny Chronicle and Monmouthshire Beacon came together for a nationwide live blog.

Editorial colleagues ran live blogs in all our markets while our journalists were up all night to report the results, the reaction and the colour of a moment in history.

Jon Gripton, Tindle deputy editorial director, said: “The 2024 General Election saw firsts for Tindle and for many of our journalists.

“Some were reporting on a General Election for the first time, while for others it was their first time they had worked as true digital-first reporters.

“I am really proud of them as they rose to the challenge with our live blogs, delivering results, reaction, photos and videos to our readers.”

James Davies, News Reporter for the Cornish Times and Cornish and Devon Post, posted on LinkedIn: “It was an absolute pleasure to cover last nights election for Tindle Newspapers Ltd. in Bodmin. It was a long one but hopefully the first of many!”

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