Political PRs

5 May

There’s a UK general election today (and county council elections also). A colleague has spent the last two days in a helicopter touring marginal constituencies, though he’s back in time to assess student presentations today.

I’m aware of two PR consultants who are standing for parliament. Clive Booth of Lewis PR in York; and Ed Vaizey in Wantage. The latter seems ashamed of his PR background, preferring instead to state that he was a partner of a ‘small business’ who works as a freelance journalist. Both are Conservatives though you can find PR consultants actively campaigning for all three main parties.

Later: ePolitix has a fuller account of the advent of many aides and advisers.

Later still: How could I forget Rob Wilson, a former consultancy colleague who has just become an Conservative MP?

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