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Archant political editor represents UK in US Presidential Election reporting tour

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Archant’s Group Political Editor, Annabelle Dickson, was recently asked to take part in a US state department Foreign Press Centre reporting tour – covering this week’s American presidential election.

Annabelle, who was nominated by the U.S. Embassy in London to take part in the tour, was the only UK journalist out of a group of 25 reporters from across the world – including journalists from Zimbabwe to South Africa, Australia, Peru, Eastern Europe and many more.

The tour started in the swing state of Ohio last week where Annabelle reported on a Donald Trump election rally – before moving to New York ready for election night on Tuesday 8 November.

“It has been a particularly interesting year for politics - a surprise EU referendum result, a new prime minister and I have been lucky enough to be on the spot reporting on a US election which will no doubt be studied by political scientists for many years to come” said Annabelle.

“It has been fascinating trip. I have met plenty of US voters, found out more about how US politics works - but I have also enjoyed travelling with journalists from around the world, hearing about their perspective on what is going on in their own countries.”

To view Annabelle’s coverage of the US presidential election, please click here.

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