Mary Ann Sieghart
Mary Ann Sieghart has been writing about politics since the mid-1980s. After stints at the FT and Today newspaper, she joined The Economist in 1986 as Political Correspondent. In 1988, she moved to become Assistant Editor of The Times, where she spent 19 years, editing the Comment and Arts pages and writing political leaders and columns. She has presented TV programmes such as The Brains Trust and The World This Week and radio programmes such as Profile, The Week in Westminster and Newshour. As well as her Independent column, she also sits on the Council of Tate Modern, is an equity partner in The Browser website and chairs the Social Market Foundation think tank.
25 February 2013 09:30 PM
16 January 2013 06:00 PM
The fact that all the national papers have male political editors, and many have all-male political teams, is bound to affect the issues they cover and the politicians they rate
02 January 2013 05:38 PM
The pressure to look attractive can be the worst part of being female. Now even the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons is demanding change
06 December 2012 05:38 PM
Cut less to achieve more: that's the only course after two years of failure on debt and the deficit.
Why a modern feminist like Maria Miller should look at the facts before airing her views on abortion
03 October 2012 03:46 PM
If medical science allows a 22-week old foetus to be viable, perhaps the abortion limit should change. In the meantime, the minister should hold back on her lifestyle advice
25 September 2012 06:50 PM
The task for today is to be the voice of moderation, to appeal to the thoughtful centrist.
20 September 2012 06:16 PM
The first Liberal leader in government since the Second World War has enacted policies dear to his party. Cable could takeover without seeming too disloyal
25 June 2012 08:30 AM
The 20th-century model designed for men with wives at home isn't suited to the 21st century
Mary Ann Sieghart: A referendum on Europe is coming. So why won't David Cameron take the lead on this issue?
10 June 2012 08:00 PM
Britain is the largest and potentially the most influential of all the non-euro members
28 May 2012 12:00 AM
Facebook, Google, and Twitter thrive by being free.
But journalism can't operate on their model
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
- 1 Kylie Jenner challenge: Bizarre lip suction device inspired by Kardashian sister goes viral
- 2 Rarest Beanie Baby bought for just £10 at car boot sale could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 3 Katie Hopkins and The Sun editor are reported to police for incitement to racial hatred following migrant boat column
- 4 Bruce Forsyth backs assisted dying campaign: 'If I had Alzheimer's or dementia I would do something about it'
- 5 Giorgio Armani criticises the way some gay men dress saying 'a man has to be a man'