SpAd Movements: Lee Cain to Number 10

Guido hears Theresa May has hired Michael Gove’s SpAd Lee Cain as head of Political Press in Number 10. Cain is a former Fleet Street journalist and Vote Leave alumnus who was the Leave campaign’s head of broadcast, most recently he has been spinning for Gove at Defra. Well-liked by the Lobby and encouragingly another Brexit believer appointed to a senior SpAd position, he joins Robbie Gibb, Paul Harrison, Liz Sanderson, Tom Swarbrick and Kirsty Buchanan in the new Downing Street spin team. Good to see a Leaver promoted…




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