The Local Government Association has appointed three staff to its
press and campaign team. Brendan Murphy joins as chief press officer
after leaving the Sun, where he was a political reporter. Murphy’s
predecessor Mark Oakes left last year to head PR at Essex County
Council. Jerry March joins as a press officer from the Municipal
Journal, where he was deputy political editor. Daniel Burke moves to
become government relations and public affairs officer from English
Heritage, where he was a policy adviser.