LONDON: After a four-month vacancy, the Liberal Democrats have filled their director of press and broadcasting post.
LONDON: After a four-month vacancy, the Liberal Democrats have
filled their director of press and broadcasting post.
Elizabeth Peplow, who is assistant editor of Horse and Hound magazine,
will fill the post in September, the same week leader Charles Kennedy
delivers a keynote address at the party conference.
Peplow, who has worked for Horse and Hound for seven years, is not known
to be a party activist. However, she has been involved in the party in
various forms since 1983.
This is Peplow’s first job in political PR. She worked for the British
Telecom press office between 1987 and 1990 and did a three-year stint as
a senior news reporter on the Henley Standard before arriving at Horse
and Hound in 1993.
Peplow will report to chief whip Paul Tyler, who is responsible for all
parliamentary staffing issues within the party.
She is expected to work closely with communications director David
Walter, who assumed a more involved role during the four months the
party was without a press and broadcasting chief. Once Peplow takes the
reins, Walter will focus on broader presentational issues, including
party political broadcasts.
Peplow replaces Jeremy Browne, who left the Liberal Democrats to join