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Last Updated: Monday, 18 July 2005, 10:30 GMT 11:30 UK
Mark Mardell
Mark Mardell
BBC Europe Editor

Mark Mardell was appointed as the BBC's Europe Editor in May 2005.

The new role is designed to enhance the audience's understanding of the European Union and its institutions, to focus on the evolving role and nature of the EU and what it means for the UK.

Previously, Mark was the BBC's chief political correspondent.

Mark joined the BBC in 1989 as political correspondent for the BBC's Six O'Clock News.

From 1992 to 2000, he worked as political editor for BBC Two's Newsnight programme. During this time he covered many political stories including the fall of Margaret Thatcher's, and later, John Major's government and the rise of Tony Blair and New Labour.

Mark then went back to the BBC's Six O'Clock News, before becoming chief political correspondent and moving to the Ten O'Clock News in 2003.

He has provided coverage for each general election since 1992. Mark began his career reporting and reading the news for the commercial station Radio Tees.

He then worked at Radio Aire in Leeds before moving to Independent Radio News in London, where he became industrial editor covering the miner's strike and then dodging charging police horses during the Wapping print dispute.

Mark is married and has three children.


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