BBC's Laura Kuenssberg in talks to step down as broadcaster's political editor

The deal has yet to be signed off and there has been no confirmed time frame, but her departure is set to leave a major vacancy in the BBC. Political editors at the BBC are often moved to senior presenting roles ahead of general elections.

This allows their successors to get used to the position before a vote is held, the Guardian reported.

Ms Kuenssberg’s move to the Today programme would leave the Radio 4 morning political show with six hosts.

However, some presenters have contracts to present more shows than others.

More to follow…

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