Bridget Rowe

Bridget Rowe (born 16 March 1950) is a former newspaper editor in the United Kingdom.

Rowe worked for a succession of magazines: 19, Petticoat, Club, Look Now and Woman's World, before becoming Assistant Editor of The Sun, then editor of "Sunday", the News of the World's magazine. In 1986 Rowe became editor of Woman's Own,[1] then left to become editor of TV Times.

Rowe edited the Sunday Mirror from 1991 to 1992, then moved to edit The People. In 1995 she became managing director of both newspapers, and in 1997 she returned to editing the Sunday Mirror for a year. After this she served as the Director of Communications for the National Magazine Company, and later was the content director of Yava until 2001.[2] She was a panelist on the first series of Loose Women in 1999.

A friend[3] of United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage, Rowe registered as the leader of Libertas UK with the United Kingdom Electoral Commission in December 2008,[3] in order to prevent Declan Ganley's political party Libertas from fielding candidates in the UK's European Parliament elections in 2009 under that name.[3]


  1. Hugh Thompson, "Dallasty and Glynis recipe", The Guardian, 7 July 1986
  2. "Inside Story: The ex-editors' files", The Independent, 9 May 2005
  3. 1 2 3 "Libertas faces UK electoral hurdle over party name", Irish Times, Friday, January 23, 2009
Media offices
Preceded by
Eve Pollard
Editor of the Sunday Mirror
Succeeded by
Colin Myler
Preceded by
Bill Hagerty
Editor of the The People
Succeeded by
Len Gould
Preceded by
Amanda Platell
Editor of the Sunday Mirror
Succeeded by
Brendon Parsons
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