Tony Grew has left PinkNews.co.uk after more than two years as editor to develop a new website, ispystrangers.org, which will report on Parliament.

He said: “It has been a great honour to edit PinkNews.co.uk. The site has increased its readership and its reputation in the past two years, something I am very proud of. I would like to thank publisher Ben Cohen for the opportunity and all those who worked with me to make PinkNews.co.uk the success it is today.

“Parliament has always been my first love, and I feel it is under-reported. i spy strangers is a collective of journalists committed to ensuring comprehensive and accurate online reporting of what our MPs and peers get up to every day. The site will go live next month.

“I am excited about the new challenges ahead, but very sad to be leaving PinkNews.co.uk. I am leaving the site in the most capable of hands.”

Founder and publisher Ben Cohen commented: “Over the past two years as editor and longer as a writer for us, Tony has produced engaging and insightful content that has helped cement PinkNews.co.uk’s position as the most influential gay publication in Europe.

“We wish him well for his new project and look forward to occasional columns from him on PinkNews.co.uk.

“Equally, I’m delighted to formally announce Jessica Geen as PinkNews.co.uk’s new editor. Jessica joins from the online news service Adfero and joins at an exciting time for the development of the site as we introduce new content and aim to increase our coverage levels considerably.”

Jessica said: “I’m really pleased to be starting at PinkNews.co.uk and am looking forward to expanding and developing the site. We’re currently the biggest gay news provider in Europe and I hope to keep up the tradition of respected and widely-read journalism established by Tony. I wish him all the best with his new website.”