Hi-tech PR agency A Plus could soon find itself among the ranks of
political lobbyists - providing the Conservatives pull off a miracle in
Bolton at the next General Election.
A Plus director Robert Wilson has taken up the call of the party and has
been selected as the prospective parliamentary candidate for Bolton
North East - the constituency represented by Peter Thurnham who resigned
the Tory whip last month. Undeterred by his predecessor’s resignation or
forthcoming boundary changes that could turn marginal Bolton North East,
with a 185 majority at the last election, into a Labour majority of
3,000, Wilson is optimistic about his chances and insists the PR trade
has taught him a trick or two about getting his own way.
‘Politics is a dirty game and you have to be prepared to take it on the
chin. I will expect Labour to try and rough me up but PR has taught me a
lot about how to manage tough situations.’