William has been specialising in local government journalism since 2015 when he joined Hemming Group as an editorial assistant. He has been the editor of LAPV (Local Authority Plant & Vehicles) since the beginning of 2020 and he became the joint LocalGov/LAPV editor in 2023. William also regularly contributes to themj.co.uk and transport-network.co.uk.
Heather has worked in local government journalism since 1997. She joined The MJ in 1999, originally as news editor before becoming deputy editor in 2002, and editor in 2011. She was part of the team which successfully re-launched the magazine in 2000, and has helped build on its success ever since.
Previous to working in public sector journalism, Heather worked for building trades magazines and in alternative health journalism.
She has one son, Louis.Stories by Heather
Michael Burton has been writing and commenting on local government and the public sector for over 25 years as editor and since 2011 editorial director of The MJ plus its portfolio of associated local government titles including themj.co.uk, LocalGov and Surveyor.
He is the author of The Politics of Public Sector Reform from Thatcher to the Coalition (Palgrave Macmillan. June 2013).Stories by Michael
Dan Peters is chief reporter of The MJ. He was a reporter and news editor on a local paper for seven years before joining in July 2013. Dan gets a buzz from breaking exclusives, visiting the House of Commons and dipping chips into McDonald's vanilla milkshake.Stories by Dan
Dominic has been specialising in local government journalism for almost three years. He joined Hemming as a reporter working across The MJ and Surveyor in 2011 and moved on to become the content editor of Surveyor and its new website Transport-network.co.uk.
He has a background in political blogging and creative writing and has also worked in the theatre and music industries. His passions include Russian literature, long running TV shows and full-size sausage rolls.Stories by Dom
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