Patrick O'Flynn

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Full name: Patrick James O'Flynn

Area of interest: Politics

Journals/Organisation: formerly Daily Express

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Website: http://www.express.co.uk/comment/columnists/patrick-o-flynn

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About: Ukip MEP, former chief political commentator at the Daily Express

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Career: Hull Daily Mail: reporter, 1989/92; Birmingham Post: reporter, 1993/93, political correspondent, 1993/96; Sunday Express: deputy political editor, 1996/97; Daily Express: political correspondent, 2000, political editor, 2000/2005, chief political commentator, 2005/2014; Director of Communications for Ukip, 2014-

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Viewpoints/Insight: Why I felt it was my patriotic duty to stand for Ukip - I left the Daily Express with tears in my eyes after 17 gloriously happy years working for it, first as political correspondent, then political editor and finally for more than eight years as chief political commentator - Daily Express, 27th may 2014

Broadcast media: Patrick O'Flynn on Ukip's rise - video - Ukip MEP and its director of communications Patrick O'Flynn on Nigel Farage and the rise of their party - Channel 4 News, 26th May 2014

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Controversy/Criticism: UKIP's New Director of Communications Patrick O'Flynn: In His Own Words - Hope Not Hate, 6th January 2014

Awards/Honours: Yorkshire Journalist of the Year 1991/92 [1]

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