David Cameron calls in Guardian's Julian Glover for speechwriter role

The Guardian leader writer and columnist Julian Glover has been appointed as chief speechwriter to Prime Minister David Cameron.

Cameron: new speechwriter
Cameron: new speechwriter

Glover replaces Ameet Gill, who becomes the new head of strategic comms at Number 10.

The news was broken by the website PoliticsHome. Political editor Paul Waugh wrote that: ‘Julian… has impressed the Downing Street team with his passion for the Coalition over the past year.’

Glover is the civil partner of The Times’ columnist Matthew Parris.

His appointment to the chief speechwriter role comes a month after PRWeek revealed that Tim Chatwin was quitting as Number 10 head of strategic comms to take up a role with Google.

A Google spokesman confirmed that Chatwin was joining but declined to provide further details. Gill offically took over from Chatwin as strategic comms chief yesterday.

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