NEWS: Westminster Strategy gains Bercow expertise

Lobbying firm Westminster Strategy has recruited ex-ministerial special adviser John Bercow as a senior consultant.

Lobbying firm Westminster Strategy has recruited ex-ministerial special

adviser John Bercow as a senior consultant.



Bercow was previously adviser to heritage secretary Virginia Bottomley,

before which he supported former Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Jonathan Aitken.



Bercow became a special adviser in 1995 after six years as a consultant

with Rowland Sallingbury Casey. He left Virginia Bottomley’s office in

February after being selected as Tory parliamentary candidate for

Buckingham.



Bercow says he will be spending two days each week at the lobbying

agency with the rest of his time divided between his prospective seat

and freelance work.



Westminster Strategy director James Gray, himself a Tory parliamentary

hopeful for North Wiltshire, said that Bercow would add an ‘enormous

amount’ to the agency. He said his three main contributions would be his

long experience as a public affairs consultant, his experience in

government departments and his inside knowledge of the Conservative

Party.



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