Diary: Puttnam tries to lead Jewish opinion polls prior to the election

One could easily assume this rather strangled expression from Jewish Care director of communications Paul Summerfield, was due to finding David Puttnam on the bill at the recent IPR Young Communicator of 1996 awards.

One could easily assume this rather strangled expression from Jewish

Care director of communications Paul Summerfield, was due to finding

David Puttnam on the bill at the recent IPR Young Communicator of 1996

awards.



Film-maker Puttnam, you may remember, pitched Jewish Care in a spin last

week by telling a 400-guest charity lunch that caring Jews should vote

Labour at the election.



The speech, which replaced Puttnam’s advertised talk on the media, went

down particularly badly with Jewish Care’s president, ex-Tory minister

Lord Young of Graffham.



However, Summerfield, pictured with Jewish Care press and PR officer

Emma Wohl, side-stepped references to the affair. ‘It’s my normal

expression,’ he insists.



edited by Rebecca Dowman



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