George Willoughby

Data journalist


Freelance data journalist passionate about producing data-driven journalism highlighting the people behind the numbers. Recently graduated from Birmingham City University and completed an undergraduate degree from Cardiff University.


Doctor taking a swab test

Covid-19 dashboard and key indicators

Latest data on Coronavirus updated daily using the government dashboard. See the figures on case rates, deaths and vaccinations.
  • Featured
  • Data journalism
  • Data visualisation
GMP officers on duty

Ethnic minority representation in the police

My latest freelance piece was for national outlet the Eastern Eye. I looked at if police forces represent the communities that they serve. I achieved this through analysing data on current serving officers and recruitment. Findings revealed a shortage of Black, Asian and ethnic minority officers.
  • Featured
  • Data journalism
  • Data visualisation
  • Crime
  • 8 min read
Child playing with jenga blocks

Funding gap in early years education

Research into current policies and free entitlement potentially show how much money settings are missing out on every year. Without sufficient funding, free early education is not sustainable and, providers will struggle to provide the best possible start in life for children.
  • Featured
  • Data journalism
  • Data visualisation
  • Education
  • 12 min read
Officers on duty

Stop and search powers and disproportionality

An investigation into the use of stop and search by police forces in England and Wales. Analysis found that people from ethnic minority backgrounds are disproportionately subject to the policing tool compared to other ethnicities.
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  • Data journalism
  • Data visualisation
  • Crime
  • 8 min read
Salford Royal building at night

How Covid-19 has impacted treatment for MS patients

People living with mulitiple sclerosis have had several important aspects to their treatment taken away because of the pandemic. From MRI scans to neurological appointments, treatment has not been the same and people have been genuinely suffering.
  • Featured
  • Data journalism
  • Data visualisation
  • Health
  • 10 min read
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Outpatient appointments and Covid-19

Outpatient appointments are not the same as a result of the pandemic. Face-to-face appointments have fallen and mobile services have been implemented. Physiotherapist Kay Hebden explained why online appointments are not as effective leading to potential health developments being missed.
  • Featured
  • Data journalism
  • Data visualisation
  • Health
  • 10 min read