Stewart Steven, Editor of the Evening Standard 1992-1995. He was consistently supportive and funded the Islington investigations for 3 years. He died in 2004.
“They would probably have never been written if it hadn’t been for his commitment.”
“The investigations went on for months and he would come and sit on the end of your desk and demand to know how it was going.”Stewart Payne, Evening Standard reporter, talking about the Islington children’s homes exposé.
Guardian obituary, 2007
‘The Disgrace of Mrs Hodge’
Evening Standard, 16.06.2003