Lexington enlists ex-government special advisers

Two ex-government special advisers have joined lobbying firm

Lexington Communications.

Nigel Warner, Mo Mowlam's former special adviser, and David Wilson,

Hilary Armstrong's special adviser, have both taken newly-created senior

consultant posts.

Warner had worked for Mowlam, who quit Parliament at last month's

general election, since 1992.

Wilson had been with Armstrong, who was promoted from local government

minister to chief whip after the election, for two years. He has also

served as an adviser to Jack Cunningham.

During the 1990s, Wilson had stints as a consultant at Connect Public

Affairs, as a senior consultant at GPC and as a freelance associate

consultant for Lexington.

Ian Kennedy, Lexington's founding partner, said the clients Warner and

Wilson would work for are still being agreed.

The appointments boost the number of consultants at the agency to


- British Airways has re-appointed Lexington to handle its public

affairs account. The agency won a six-way pitch for the pounds 100,000


Lexington was first appointed by BA three years ago. This latest

contract, which begins next January, will be reviewed again in three


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