Sales rise for The Independent

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Sales of The Independent have increased by 5.2 per cent over the past month, according to the latest audited circulation figures for national newspapers, taking the daily circulation of the paper to 188,119. The increase is the highest in the entire national newspaper market.

This performance, which follows the redesign of the newspaper, covers the period of the general election campaign, during which time more than three million copies of a limited-edition sampler of The Independent were distributed free of charge in selected areas of Britain.

Sales of The Independent on Sunday for the same April period increased by 18.9 per cent, by some distance the best performance of any Sunday newspaper. “This has been a tremendously exciting period for the paper,” said Simon Kelner, editor-in-chief of The Independent. “We were the first newspaper fully to embrace the idea of coalition politics, our campaign for voting reform has finally borne fruit, and our unrivalled team of commentators and correspondents has set the agenda throughout the campaign and beyond. I would like to thank all our readers, old and new, for their support.”