PRWeek UK Power Book: Top ten in political comms

PRWeek's UK Power Book reveals the PR professionals who lead the way in their respective areas. Today, we rank the top ten in political communications.

Political power: (clockwise from top-left) Perrior, Glover, Milne, Gallagher
Political power: (clockwise from top-left) Perrior, Glover, Milne, Gallagher

It’s no surprise that Theresa May’s comms director, Katie Perrior, leads the table of most powerful political comms players in the UK, a list that includes influential lobbyists and public affairs agency chiefs.


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Seumas Milne gets a high ranking as the PR man at the helm of the country’s second-biggest political party, despite widespread criticism of Labour’s comms operation.

The full top 10 (click on the names for full profiles):

1. Katie Perrior – Director of comms, 10 Downing Street

2. Mark Glover – Chairman, APPC

3. Seumas Milne – Executive director of strategy and comms, Labour Party

4. Mark Gallagher – Founder, Pagefield

5. Alex Deane – MD strategic comms and head of public affairs UK, FTI Consulting

6. Michelle Di Leo – Director and partner, head of public affairs UK, FleishmanHillard Fishburn

7. Stephen Day – Chief operating officer and head of public and government affairs UK, Burson-Marsteller

8. Gawain Towler – Head of comms, UKIP

9. Warwick Smith – Managing partner, Instinctif Partners

10. Antonia Bance – Head of campaigns and comms, TUC


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