UKIP woos second BBC producer to boost its comms team

UKIP has appointed former BBC producer Sarah White as a press officer ahead of the general election in May.

Sarah White: Spent eight years at BBC News
Sarah White: Spent eight years at BBC News

The appointment comes after the party hired former BBC producer Paul Lambert as its director of comms in December last year.

White was introduced to the party by Lambert, who was a former colleague at the BBC.

She will focus on publicising the Kent campaigns, including the Thanet South seat that UKIP leader Nigel Farage says he must win to remain party leader.

White was at BBC News for eight years, working mainly on crime stories including the cases of Levi Bellfield and Stephen Lawrence, as well as the Jimmy Savile scandal.

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