The Mail on Sunday

The Mail on Sunday is a British conservative newspaper, published in a tabloid format. It is the biggest-selling Sunday newspaper in the UK and was launched in 1982 by Lord Rothermere. Its sister paper, the Daily Mail, was first published in 1896.

The Mail on Sunday
TypeWeekly newspaper
Owner(s)Daily Mail and General Trust
PublisherDMG Media
EditorTed Verity
Founded2 May 1982; 39 years ago (1982-05-02)
Political alignmentConservative
HeadquartersNorthcliffe House, Kensington, London, England
Circulation969,894 (as of September 2019)[1]

In July 2011, after the closure of the News of the World, The Mail on Sunday sold some 2.5 million copies a week—making it Britain's biggest-selling Sunday newspaper—but by September that had fallen back to just under 2 million.[2] Like the Daily Mail it is owned by the Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT), but the editorial staffs of the two papers are entirely separate.[citation needed] It had an average weekly circulation of 1,284,121 in December 2016; this had fallen to under a million by September 2019.[3][1] In April 2020 the Society of Editors announced that the Mail on Sunday was the winner of the Sunday Newspaper of the Year for 2019.[4]