David Cameron's chief writer Michael Lea leaves Downing Street for Sky

David Cameron's chief writer is leaving to take a role at Sky, according to Downing Street sources.

David Cameron's chief writer leaves: Downing Street
David Cameron's chief writer leaves: Downing Street
Former Daily Mail political correspondent Michael Lea was hired as Gordon Brown’s chief writer last May, based in the Downing Street strategic comms unit.

Lea continued to handle the same role when the coalition Government took power in May. He leaves this week.

Lea is understood to be joining the satellite broadcasting company because he ‘wanted a new challenge’.

Downing Street is seeking a replacement, who is likely to be found in the coming months.

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