Christopher Lockwood

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Christopher Lockwood is a former deputy head of the Number 10 policy unit to UK prime minister David Cameron from April 2013 to 2015. He was previously the US editor of The Economist, having worked for the magazine since 1984,[1] and after the 2015 general election rejoined the magazine.[2]

Lockwood had previously been described as "one of the brightest and most insightful people in journalism".


Lockwood was educated at St Paul's school and Oxford University. [3]


Between 2006 and 2013 Christopher was the US editor of The Economist; responsible for the magazine’s US coverage. From 2000 to 2006 he was the Asia Editor for The Economist, performing the same role for China, India, Japan and the other 30 countries of the Asia-Pacific region. [4]

Before this he had a range of roles at the Daily Telegraph, including South-East Asia Correspondent, EU Correspondent and Diplomatic Editor. [4]

Notes and References

  1. James Forsyth, Chris Lockwood to join new Number 10 policy unit, The Spectator, accessed 17 September 2014.
  2. James Forsyth Cameron tries to bring the campaign into government Spectator, 26 May 2015, accessed 8 June 2015.
  3. Patrick Wintour David Cameron appoints another friend to policy unit The Guardian, 29 April 2013, accessed 15 October 2014
  4. 4.0 4.1 Christopher Lockwood University of Cambridge, accessed 8 October 2014