The eight public affairs professionals standing to become MPs

Staff from Bell Pottinger, Hanover and FleishmanHillard are among those from public affairs agencies standing as parliamentary candidates at the general election, PRWeek has learned.

Naushabah Khan of Curtin is standing in Rochester and Strood
Naushabah Khan of Curtin is standing in Rochester and Strood
Steve Race, account director for public affairs and corporate communications at FleishmanHillard is standing as the Labour candidate for East Devon while Portland’s head of property and planning, Kevin McKeever, is standing in Northampton South as a Labour candidate.

Daniel Hamilton, Bell Pottinger’s director of European affairs, is standing in the Stockport constituency as a Conservative, while Julia Goldsworthy, an adviser at Hanover, is the Liberal Democrat candidate for Camborne.

Naushabah Khan, formerly of Curtin, is standing as the Labour PPC in Rochester and Strood while Paul Harvey, a consultant at Curtin, is standing as the Labour PPC in Basingstoke.

Peter Cuthbertson has taken a break from his account director role at PB Political Consulting to run as the Conservative candidate for Darlington, while William Blair, Fishburn’s associate director, is also standing as a Conservative in the Holborn & St Pancras constituency.

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