Conservatives vote for deputy press secretary

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.

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.



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