Diary: Politics International founder proves he has the write stuff before heading down under

I gather that lobbyist Chris Guyver is following in the footsteps of those great Conservative penwomen Edwina Curry and Anne Widdecombe and writing a political novel.

I gather that lobbyist Chris Guyver is following in the footsteps

of those great Conservative penwomen Edwina Curry and Anne Widdecombe

and writing a political novel.



Guyver announced last week that he was quitting Politics International

(PR Week, 30 April), the public affairs agency he founded eight years

ago, to move to Australia with his young family. He hopes to have the

blockbuster finished before he goes down under in September.



The former Tory Party central office researcher is clearly a quick

worker - he started writing three months ago and is already stuck into a

second draft. ’I’m really enjoying it. It’s very therapeutic,’ he says

with a demob-happy glow.



Guyver’s tale is set during a by-election ’somewhere in England’ in

2004, by which time he predicts Labour will still be at the helm of

government.



’There’s no sex in it, but most of the people I’ve discussed it with

have offered to write irrelevant bits about sex that I could shoehorn

in,’ he tells me. Would those people be his fellow lobbyists, I wonder?

Surely not.



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