Noa Hoffman

The Sun

Noa Hoffman - who had been at The Sun as Political Reporter for 4 days - got and broke the story of Chris Pincher, the conservative deputy chief whip who had sensationally quit after allegedly groping two men while drunk, which led to the Prime Minister resigning one week later.

A story with serious matters of public interest, Noa continued the scoop with further exclusive details of the man who had faced accusations of lewd behaviour going back more than a decade. She exclusively revealed an accusation that two young male parliamentarty staffers passed out drunk in Pincher’s flat, with one awakening to allegedly find the former whip naked on top of him, performing a sex act. Pincher had the whip removed a day after Hoffman’s story broke but the reaction to Boris Johnson’s handling of the allegations, and subsequent stories contributed to the PM’s resignation from Downing Street one week later. Hoffman, 25, gained positive public attention from other political journalists on social media to BBC News as the person who brought down the government but remained modest in her part in Boris Johnson’s downfall, calling it one in many stories noting other female journalists work and the final straw. The story took less than four hours in total to publication from Hoffman receiving the tip-off, including help from Sun deputy political editor Kate Ferguson and the story being legalled. Hoffman joined The Sun from her first lobby job at Politics Home. Despite only being a member of the Lobby for just over a year she has produced a range of exclusives, holding government and Whitehall to account. These include news that the Government Legal Department breached GDPR law and published the name of individual mandarin’s expenses claims. One of these was more than £1k spent on a pottery painting class for civil servants. Hoffman also exclusively revealed that Shell and BP shareholders are set to split a mega £10billion payout - the equivalent of £363 per UK household, among many other stories.