Platell quits Mirror Group Newspapers after four-year stint

Amanda Platell, the acting editor of the Sunday Mirror and the former managing director of the Independent, has resigned from Mirror Group Newspapers after four years.

Amanda Platell, the acting editor of the Sunday Mirror and the

former managing director of the Independent, has resigned from Mirror

Group Newspapers after four years.



Platell, who has been at the Sunday Mirror since leaving the Independent

in August, is being portrayed as the loser in a power struggle with her

boss, Bridget Rowe, the managing director of both the Sunday Mirror and

the People.



It is understood that Rowe, a former editor of the Sunday Mirror, will

edit the Sunday Mirror until a replacement is found.



Mirror Group refused to confirm or deny Platell’s departure. Its

spokesman, Nick Fullagar, said: ’She is on holiday.’



Speculation about Platell’s departure from Mirror Group has been rife

for some time, as tension between the two women mounted.



It has been no secret at Canary Wharf that they did not get along, and

Mirror Group stalled Platell’s expected elevation at the Sunday Mirror

by failing to make her editor proper after a year as first ’consulting’,

then ’acting’ editor.



Platell changed jobs every year during her four-year stay at Mirror

Group.



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