Spinning Rats Jump Ed's Sinking Ship

Last week we learnt that Lisa Tremble had started working for lobbyists Lexington Communications after handling spin for David Miliband’s campaign. It seems as if the rats are well and truly fleeing HMS Victoria Street. Now we learn that the head and deputy head of press for the Labour Party have both made it known that they are on their way out after Ed Miliband, and not David, was elected leader.

Roger Baker, the long suffering spinner who oversaw a disastrous spell for his party in government, has announced that he is off to the private sector as soon as a replacement can be found. This week’s PR Week reports that his deputy, Tom Price, is also jumping from Victoria Street to go work as Dougie Alexander’s short monied Political Advisor. Coincidently Alexander was David Miliband’s campaign manager.  Word reaches Guido that neither man was keen to spin for a leader they did not vote for, or believe in. After Gordon of course…




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