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The Editor

Richard Wallace, Daily Mirror newsroom General Election May 7th 2010, 1.59am, Canary Wharf, London.

 

Richard was sacked as editor of The Daily Mirror this week after eight years at the helm.

As my boss for a good six of those years I watched him steer the title through some great, and also, some difficult times.

Like all newspapers in the last decade The Mirror has seen dramatic circulation falls and massive cost cuts - no one will forget Richard's tears as he announced that 200 of his staff would lose their jobs.

As the 20th man to hold the position in the paper's 109 year history he took his responsibility to the readers seriously.

There were spectacular exclusives under his tenure and it's important to say that Richard also backed some great campaigns:

Hope Not Hate led the exposure of the racists behind the British National Party and Honour the Brave pushed successfully for better recognition of service personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. There were also important victories achieving fair tips for for waiting staff and for victims of Asbestos poisoning.

This picture is part of a set taken in the Mirror newsroom on the night of the 2010 General Election which resulted in a hung parliament and gave us the Conservative-Lib Dem coalition: the full set is here www.flickr.com/photos/greenwood100/sets/72157629997425018...

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Taken on May 7, 2010