Coulson to become Conservative Party spin doctor

LONDON: The Conservative Party’s search for an ‘Alistair Campbell-style spin guru has ended with the appointment of former News of the World editor Andy Coulson.

The search, revealed in PRWeek in January (PRWeek, 26 January), intended to find a figure that could go toe-to-toe with preosepctive Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s media team.

Coulson quit his job at News or the World earlier this year when one of his reporters was jailed for phone tapping celebrities and members of the Royal Family.

The official unveiling is expected later today (Thursday).

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