Martin Bright is Political Editor of The Jewish Chronicle and founder of New Deal of the Mind, an organisation which aims to boost employment in Britain's creative industries. He began his career in the late 1980s writing about books and cinema for The Guardian, New Statesmanand the now defunct City Limits. In 1996 he was appointed Education Correspondent at The Observer, where he also worked as Home Affairs Editor. In 2005 he became Political Editor of the New Statesman, a job which he left in January 2009. Martin has also presented several documentaries for Channel 4 and is an expert on the UK government's relationship with radical Islam.