Arthur Firth

Arthur Firth was an editor of the Daily Express between June 1980 and October 1981.[1] He replaced Derek Jameson as editor.[2] Firth started his career at the Lancashire Evening Post, a local daily newspaper then based in Fishergate, Preston, Lancashire. After a spell as a sub-editor on the Daily Herald in Manchester, at 32 he gained a position as a sub-editor at the Daily Express and rose to become northern editor 12 years later and deputy editor under Derek Jameson 6 years after that.[3]


  1. "Editors of the Daily Express". "The Drone". Retrieved 18 May 2012.
  2. Orr, Craig (30 June 2008). "Daily Express: Hirings and many firings at the Black Lubyanka". The Independent. Retrieved 21 May 2012.
  3. Greenslade, Roy (2004). Press Gang: How Newspapers Make Profits from Propaganda. London: Pan Macmillan. p. 325. ISBN 9780330393768.
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Preceded by
Derek Jameson
Editor of The Daily Express
1980 - 1981
Succeeded by
Christopher Ward

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