Recently-elected Labour MP looks for public affairs firm

Written by Rod Muir on 4 December 2017 in News

Darren Jones was advised to choose an APPC/PRCA registered agency.

Labour MP Darren Jones is looking for a public affairs firm to run a campaign in his Bristol constituency.

The MP for Bristol North West has said he wants to appoint an outfit for a "fixed fee project". He has asked for recommendations from colleagues and industry figures.

Jones has not revealed what he wants help with, but the Labour MP describes himself on his website as"“your champion in Bristol" and since being elected in June he has already thrown his weight behind a number of local campaigns.

He is lobbying the government for more funding for libraries and used his first question to parliament to ask about whether the government had "considered other sources of funding to transform libraries into digital community hubs".

The consumer rights lawyer is also lobbying the transport secretary and the mayor of Bristol to consider re-opening the city's Henbury Loop rail line   

Jones, who ousted Tory MP Charlotte Leslie in the 2017 general election, posted on LinkedIn today: "I'm looking for a public affairs company to do a fixed fee project for me in Bristol. Any recommendations on who to invite to pitch?"

Among those replying to the Labour MP were Mark Glover, founder of Newington Communications. He stated: "Darren happy to receive your brief, but Newington doesn’t work directly for UK political parties or directly for UK politicians. You should however ensure you work with an APPC/PRCA registered agency if you can as they will have to abide by an industry recognised code of conduct."



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