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
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
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