Murphy spoke to PRWeek following a Diary item in the New Statesman that claimed both Murphy and Genzyme government affairs director Steve Bates were ‘knocking on the door of Number 10’.
Murphy told PRWeek he had no plans to leave public affairs: ‘I’m very flattered but I spent two years working for Tony Blair. It was one of the best experiences of my life, but I don’t expect to repeat it.’
Bates, a former aide to John Reid, also denied he was considering a move. He said: ‘I’m very happily employed doing other things.’