Contact & FAQs

Here you can find everything about our key contacts and frequently asked questions.


Letters for publication

Other correspondence

Fraser Nelson

Online Editor
Tom Goodenough

Article pitches

Customer services

Subscription enquiries
For cancellations, click here
For missed issues, click here
For updating an address, click here

For any other subscription enquiries, including updates to payment information, subscription status queries and repeated delivery problems, please email or call 01858 438 781 (during UK office hours).

Or you can email Fraser Nelson on

Website issues

App issues


Director of Advertising
John Hipkiss

Director of Agency Sales
Alex Caplan

Director of Partnerships
Adam Rawcliffe

Advertising Account Manager 
Millie Morgan

Partnerships Manager
Adam Phillips

Advertising Account Manager 
Sydney Solomon

General Display Advertising Queries
020 7961 0128

Can I read articles without becoming a subscriber?

Non-subscribers can read a selection of articles for free each month after registering a web account. We hope that this will tempt you to join us as a full subscriber. Occasionally our journalists may allow certain articles to be viewed by anybody, or conversely to restrict certain articles to always be for subscribers only, even if you haven’t read your free allowance. This will be up to the discretion of the editor.

Only subscribers to the Digital or the Print + Digital packages will have full access to all content on the website.

How do I create an account?

When reading articles, you will be presented with a form to create an account. Alternatively, you can click Subscribe in the top-right of the navigation bar, then select the ‘Create an account’ tab on the left. Enter your email address and a password of your choosing. If you are already a Digital or Print + Digital subscriber you will need to associate your account with your existing subscription in order to give you full access to all Spectator content – please follow the instructions below to do so.

Please create a website account at with the email address on your subscription. Once this is done, your accounts will link within 24-48 hours and will remain linked for the duration of your subscription. If you experience any difficulties with creating an account or need to update the email address on your subscription, please contact our customer service team.

What is my subscriber number and where can I find it?

All subscribers have a unique subscription reference. This can be found in the email confirmation following your order, or in the welcome email which is usually sent the following day.

Print subscribers receiving a printed copy of the magazine can also find their subscription reference printed above their address on the slip of white paper that comes with their issue every week.

To gain access to the subscriber-only content on this website you will need to link your existing subscription to your web account (see above how do I link my existing subscription?). You will then be able to use your web account to access the latest deals from the Spectator Club. Please note, however, that only subscribers to the Digital or the Print + Digital packages will have full access to the subscriber-only content on the website.

If you cannot find your subscription reference, or have difficulties accessing subscriber-only content on the website, you can contact us by email at

I’ve forgotten my password. How do I reset it?

Click on the forgot password link on the login form and follow the on-screen instructions.

I’m having difficulties with my web account/problems reading content

If you have successfully registered a web account using the email address on your subscription and a password of your choosing but you’re still having difficulties, please try logging out of your account, clearing your browser’s cache, and logging back in.

Click here to find out how to clear your browser’s cache.

If this doesn’t resolve your issue, please contact our digital team via email us at detailing the problem you are experiencing and we will investigate and resolve this as soon as possible.

Can I access The Spectator app? And if so, how?

Subscribers to the Digital or the Print + Digital packages, or those who have subscribed directly via the app, will have full access to the Spectator app, available on Apple, Android, and Kindle Fire devices.

In order to use the app, you must first download it from the appropriate app store on your device.

I’m using The Spectator Legacy app and I am not receiving new editions

We no longer support the Legacy Spectator app on Android and Kindle (versions 1.0 and 1.2). If your device is running Android 8.0 or later (Fire OS 7), please visit your app store to update. To check which version of Android you are running and whether you can update, please refer to this guide. 

How do I cancel my subscription and will I be eligible for a refund?

You can cancel your subscription at any time by clicking here.

Your cancellation will come into effect with the end of your current subscription term. In the unlikely event that a payment is taken after you’ve canceled, don’t worry, we will refund you in full. We’re sorry but unless the circumstances are exceptional, we will not issue any refund for unfulfilled issues.

How can I buy a gift subscription?

Go to, select your package and follow the on-screen instructions to purchase a subscription in the normal way. Where it says ‘delivery address’ tick the box that says “Use a different address, as subscription is a gift” and then enter the gift recipient’s address in the fields provided.

My magazine arrived late, damaged or not at all. What should I do?

You can request a missing issue or an extension of your subscription due to a missing issue by clicking here.

What is the Spectator Club and how do I get access?

Subscribers are automatically part of the Spectator Club which offers exclusive discounts, competitions, events and offers from a range of different providers. To find out the latest offers, go to the Spectator Club page. To benefit from the deals, you will need to be logged into your web account and have linked it to your subscription using your subscriber number.

How do I buy a cartoon?

Some of the cartoons from the magazine are available for sale, either as a print or as an original. Find out more and purchase from the Spectator Shop.

How do I sign up to newsletters?

The Spectator offers a range of different newsletters. Click here to choose which emails you’d like to receive.

I’ve signed up to one of your emails, but I’m not receiving it

There are a number of reasons why you may not receive an email you’ve signed up for. You may have entered an incorrect email address or you may have previously unsubscribed from the newsletter.

Check your junk mail to ensure it hasn’t accidentally been sent there.

If you are still failing to receive emails you’ve signed up for, please email us at and we will investigate for you.

How do I stop receiving email newsletters?

You can unsubscribe any time using the options found at the end of our newsletters. To unsubscribe from all newsletters now, please click here.

Why am I receiving emails encouraging me to subscribe when I already subscribe to The Spectator?

Our email system is set up so that it should automatically exclude the email address affiliated with your subscription from receiving these types of messages. Occasionally our subscribers are signed up to receive email newsletters to a different email address than the one we have on our records as associated with their subscription. In order to rectify this, you will need to log in to the manage my subscription portal, click on ‘Change my address’, and then set your email address here to the same one you receive your newsletters to.

How do I post comments?

Participating in The Spectator comments section is a subscriber-exclusive benefit. All users with login credentials associated with an active Spectator subscription will automatically be set up with an account by our comments provider, Disqus. If you are still not able to view the comments section and believe you have a subscription, please contact us via email at

Why can’t I access the comments section?

To view and contribute to the comments section, please ensure you are logged in to the website with an active subscription. The comment section can be viewed at the bottom of each article by toggling the ‘ON’ switch.

Please ensure your web browser is running the latest version and that your privacy settings allow connections from Further information can be found on Disqus.

Comments are currently available on the website and will be introduced to the The Spectator app very soon. 

Commenting via an external Disqus profile that’s not linked to your subscription is not possible. Any historic comments using another account will remain published under the display name they were originally posted. 

Why was my comment removed?

A comment may be removed if it breaches our website terms of use

If you are experiencing a technical issue or have any questions, please contact

How do I pitch articles to The Spectator?

Please send any article pitches to and a member of the team will get back to you if the story is of interest. Please understand that The Spectator receives a substantial number of submissions and so will not always be able to respond to article pitches directly.

I’m interested in working for The Spectator

Current vacancies can be found on our jobs page.