Scene & Erred: Huntsworth's two lords-a-briefing

It often appears the PR industry is stuffed to the gills with peers, but now Huntsworth has gone one better than the likes of Bell Pottinger and Westbourne Communications.

Lord Myners: Former chairman of the Low Pay Commission
Lord Myners: Former chairman of the Low Pay Commission

Not content with having Lord Chadlington as chief executive, the listed owner of Grayling has doubled up by taking on Lord Myners as chairman-designate.

Myners was made a life peer in October 2008 to join Gordon Brown’s government as financial services secretary (a year after donating £12,700 to Brown’s leadership campaign).

He is rather a contrast to Chadlington, whose political sympathies are true blue and who was ennobled in 1996 in the final years of the John Major government.

With reports claiming Myners has been brought in after discord about Chadlington’s £1m remuneration package, PRWeek notes with interest his past role as chairman of the Low Pay Commission.

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