Conservative Party leader William Hague is looking for a deputy
press secretary, a new post, as part of the revamp of the party’s
communications policy begun last September.
The deputy press secretary will report to press secretary Gregor Mackay
and work closely with the political operations department at
Conservative Central Office, which runs the party’s research, campaigns
and press office.
A spokesman for the Tory party said: ’The primary focus of this post is
briefing political journalists and highlighting the work of both the
leader and the party. We have had expressions of interest already and
hope to appoint someone as soon as possible.’
Mackay, previously an account director at Hill and Knowlton, was
appointed as Hague’s press secretary last September, an equivalent post
to that held by Alastair Campbell, now Downing Street press secretary,
when Labour was in opposition.