Nine months on from losing his seat in May, Simon Hughes has found himself a new gig. The former LibDem justice minister has just been appointed as a maternity cover spinner at the Open University on a year’s contract, where:
He will support the Vice-Chancellor, Peter Horrocks, and report into the university’s Director of Communications, Lucian Hudson. He will lead the university’s public affairs team, which forms part of the Communications Unit.
From minister in Whitehall to stand-in junior press officer in Milton Keynes….