It is easy to think that the life of a political journalist is trying to make sense of Brexit and deciphering a politician’s responses. But it is also about holding government policies to account and reporting their implications.

If this is your passion, then breaking into the field might seem like a huge undertaking, as Natasha Clark, digital Westminster correspondent, The Sun, writes; it can take a while to reach such a position of trust.

However, her six industry tips are designed to outline the path to get there, noting that you should absorb as much political news as you can possibly get your hands on.

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