Former FT comms chief leaves UK political role

Emma Gilpin-Jacobs is leaving her role as director of comms for UK Liberal Democrat Party leader Nick Clegg after two months.

LONDON: Emma Gilpin-Jacobs is leaving her role as director of communications for UK Liberal Democrat Party leader Nick Clegg after two months.

The former Financial Times communications chief confirmed the Liberal Democrat position that she resigned from the post due to the realization that the position demanded more political focus than her corporate comms experience.

“I chose to leave because my strategic global, corporate-focused communications experience will be better used in a less day-to-day political operational role – and it's all very amicable,” she told PRWeek UK.

“During the audit phase of the job, it became clear that the requirements of this position at this stage in the Parliament have a greater political and operational focus than the more corporate communications role that was originally envisaged, which is [Gilpin-Jacobs'] specialism,” the party said in a statement.

This story originally appeared on the website of PRWeek UK.

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