Chris has been reporting on local politics for the Cambridge News for many years. Today, he called to tell me it is his last day as he is moving on to bigger and greater things in London.
I think it is fair to say he will be missed by many, certainly by me.
I always found Chris to be fair in his reporting, humble enough to make corrections when he had got it wrong and incisive in his questioning. Some of the headlines even related to the story 🙂
His dry sense of humour, once understood, often helped him get the best out if an interview. As long as you had spotted the twinkle in his eye of course or it could be a disaster.
Local politics needs challenging reporting to keep it honest. The reporting needs to be based on good evidence and substantiated to prevent inaccurate reporting.
Chris provided that. I was always impressed with his detailed research and his ability to look at an issue from a number of perspectives.
I wish him all the best in his new job. The Cambridge political scene is poorer for him going.