Adrian McMenamin, press officer for Trevor Phillips’ failed
campaign to be London mayor, is widely tipped to become special adviser
to Paul Murphy, secretary of state for Wales, but not before throwing
his support behind Frank Dobson’s mayoral bid.
McMenamin, the Labour Party’s chief press and broadcasting officer until
joining forces with Phillips in May, confirmed that he - alongside
Phillips - would bolster former health secretary Dobson’s camp almost
When the party has decided which of its remaining mayoral candidates to
select, McMenamin will almost certainly join Murphy.
McMenamin would only say: ’If any member of the Government expressed an
interest in employing me I would certainly be interested. I would take
it very seriously but I am not commenting on a job I haven’t got.’
Before joining Phillips, McMenamin had been in the Labour Party press
office for five-and-a-half years. He headed the ’attack taskforce’ in
1997 and ran Excalibur, the party’s media and political database which
became a key weapon during the general election campaign.