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.
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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