Public affairs consultants rewarded with peerages

Three public affairs consultants, Tim Clement-Jones, Glenys Thornton and Mary Goudie are to join the House of Lords as working peers, alongside Chime Communications chairman Sir Tim Bell (PR Week, 12 June).

Three public affairs consultants, Tim Clement-Jones, Glenys

Thornton and Mary Goudie are to join the House of Lords as working

peers, alongside Chime Communications chairman Sir Tim Bell (PR Week, 12

June).



Clement-Jones, a director at Political Context since December 1996, will

join the Liberal Democrat benches. He chaired the Liberal party from

1986 to 1988, ran Paddy Ashdown’s campaign to become leader of the

Liberal Democrat party in 1988 and was vice-chairman of the party’s

general election campaign last year.



Thornton, who joined Political Context as an associate director earlier

this year, and Goudie, a freelance consultant who has worked with

agencies including Hobsbawm Macaulay, will both become Labour party

peers. Thornton was the chair of the Greater London Labour Party from

1986 to 1991 and Goudie was a Labour councillor from 1971 to 1978 and is

a founding member of the Thousand Club and the Industry Forum, two

fund-raising groups for the party.



Sir Tim Bell has been associated with the Conservative party since 1978,

when he was chairman and managing director of advertising agency Saatchi

and Saatchi. He worked alongside Peter Gummer and Maurice Saatchi - both

conferred peerages in former Prime Minister John Major’s honours list

last year - during the Conservative party’s 1997 election campaign.



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