Dugher to advise chief whip Hoon

The top UK lobbyist at IT ­giant EDS is to become chief special advisor to Geoff Hoon – now chief whip.

Dugher: back to Westminster
Dugher: back to Westminster

Michael Dugher joined EDS, the Government’s biggest IT contractor, in June last year. Before that, he served as an aide to Hoon in the latter’s capacity as defence secretary and leader of the Commons.

Dugher said: ‘The chance of going back to work for Geoff Hoon – at the very centre of Gordon Brown’s new Government - was too good an opportunity to turn down.’

Dugher will be based in the chief whip’s office at 12 Downing Street. Under the Blair regime, this address was used to house the PM’s press office and strategic communications unit.

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Latest Articles

Max Clifford trial jury to reconvene tomorrow after majority verdicts direction

Max Clifford trial jury to reconvene tomorrow after majority verdicts direction

The jury in the trial of celebrity publicist Max Clifford on 11 charges of indecent assault has been sent home for the day after being told by the judge earlier this afternoon that he will now accept majority verdicts.

Labour "fooling themselves" over plans to combat attacks on Miliband

Labour "fooling themselves" over plans to combat attacks on Miliband

Conservative-leaning public affairs experts have questioned the value of Labour's adoption of US-style campaigning tactics in the wake of the opposition hiring election strategist David Axelrod.

PLMR appoints Professor Tim Morris as non-executive director

The vet who helped establish the British Horseracing Authority's anti-doping and animal welfare programme has joined PLMR as a non-executive director.