The Scottish Liberal Democrat Party has appointed Lindsay Linton to
promote its leader’s political tour of the country in advance of the
Scottish Parliament elections.
Linton will head a team of three press officers organising Scottish
Liberal Democrat leader Jim Wallace’s tour and co-ordinating media
relations for the tour from the party’s Edinburgh headquarters.
She will work on secondment from Harrison Cowley, where she is an
account manager, throughout this month until the elections in May.
Meanwhile, beefing up its press office in the election run-up, the party
has appointed three extra press officers, bringing its total team to
seven staff. The additions, Lynsae Forrester, Siubhan Daly and Helen
Kerridge will report to senior press officer Tony Hutson.
Linton worked for the Liberal Democrats in London for four years, during
which her duties included co-ordinating leader Paddy Ashdown’s tour of
the UK in the run-up to the last general election.
She said: ’We’ve got some fantastic things for Jim to do. We’ll
highlight rural transport as an issue. It will be very visual, with a
serious message behind it.’
The Liberal Democrat Party is the second party in Scotland, after the
Labour Party, with ten seats in the House of Commons. It is campaigning
in the Scottish elections under the slogan, ’Raising the standard’.