The Channel 4 News team in Westminster and our ITN colleagues at ITV News in the Commons have for many years been dependent on a marvellous colleague, Anne Lingley.

She didn’t so much run the Commons office as our entire professional lives.

Yesterday we had a lunch of all the ITN political editors (ITV, IRN and Channel 4 News) who worked with her to mark her retirement and from top left going clockwise you can see who came along:

John Sergeant, Julian Haviland, Anne Lingley, Elinor Goodman, Michael Brunson, Glyn Mathias, Peter Murphy, Nick Robinson, Tom Bradby, Gary Gibbon.

ITN political editors 620 ITN political editors bid farewell to Anne Lingley

There was a reception in the Commons too and after 37 years at ITN’s Commons office, the turnout was as overwhelming as the affection.

Anne, we’ll miss you horribly … but thank you with all our hearts for amazing wisdom, professionalism and friendship!