Liberal Democrat go-between joins B-M public affairs

Burson-Marsteller has recruited Roger Lowry from the Liberal Democrats to work in its public affairs department.

Burson-Marsteller has recruited Roger Lowry from the Liberal

Democrats to work in its public affairs department.



Now the chief intermediary between the Lib Dems and the Government,

Lowry, who has worked in various capacities for the party over the past

six years, is joining B-M as a senior associate next month.



His most recent role has been to act as liaison officer for the five

Liberal Democrat members of the Cabinet Office, putting forward

proposals on how the two parties can work more closely together.



Reporting directly to Lib Dem leader Paddy Ashdown, he has been at the

centre of negotiations between Ashdown and Prime Minister Tony Blair in

the area of constitutional reform.



His departure to B-M in the first week of February comes as the joint

agreement between the two parties moves into other areas of mutual

interest, such as home and foreign policy.



Lowry, who began working for the party in 1992 as an assistant to chief

whip Archie Kirkwood, said: ’I think after six years with the party it

is time to move on and seek other challenges. As we begin to move from

purely constitutional reform to a wider remit it has presented me with a

natural break.’



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