Special Adviser to the Prime Minister Sean Worth is departing government to head up an investigation into better public services at Policy Exchange. It seems to be mid-term transfer season with lots of SpAds looking to move on and out. Worth was on secondment to fire-fight at health and Guido hears, like another recently departed member of Team Dave, he wants to be able to speak out more than he currently can about how to radically reform the public sector.
This is the second prominent hire for Policy Exchange from government – with No.10 policy wonk James O’Shaughnessy also joining their team. Traditionally seen as a bit of a SpAd school, Policy Exchange seems to becoming a rehab centre for them on the way out of government too…
Re.policy exchange's latest recruit,isnt it curious that no10 spads feel they can have more influence on policy outside the tent than in?
— Isabel Oakeshott (@IsabelOakeshott) June 1, 2012
Sean Worth departure intriguing. Just as Tories agree they need more intellectual firepower in govt, one of their bigger brains leaves…
— James Kirkup (@jameskirkup) June 1, 2012