Peter Preston

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Peter John Preston (23 May 1938 – 6 January 2018) was a British journalist and author. He was editor of The Guardian for twenty years, from 1975 to 1995. He contributed a weekly column to The Observer. He was born in Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire.

He reported on Conservative MPs, including the perjurious Jonathan Aitken and cash-for-questions affair involving Neil Hamilton and Tim Smith.

Preston died of melanoma on 6 January 2018 at the age of 79.[1]

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  1. McKie, David (7 January 2018). "Peter Preston obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 January 2018 – via

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