Ex-Kensington Council leader Paget-Brown sets up shop

17 August 2017

Former Kensington and Chelsea Council leader Nicholas Paget-Brown has set up a consultancy to advise firms on working with local authorities.

Paget-Brown has called the new firm NPB...

Being at Bell Pott is like being a journalist again, says James Chapman

16 August 2017

The journalist-turned-Conservative adviser James Chapman has spoken out about his "fun" new job at Bell Pottinger, comparing it to life on Fleet Street.

Bell Pottinger appointed the former...

Watch: PRCA boss Francis Ingham eats the lobbying register

15 August 2017

"I’ll have what he’s having," said none of the diners at Shepherd’s restaurant as Francis Ingham got stuck into his first course.

Back in 2015, lobbying registrar Alison White confirmed...

Francis Ingham: Prime predictions from two years of lobbying lunches

17 July 2017

In the summer of 2015, we began this series of PAN interviews, each of them conducted at Shepherd’s Restaurant. Two years on, and 22 interviews later, it’d be fair to say that rather a lot has...

John Lehal: Real power once again resides on the backbenches

26 June 2017

British politics has moved at an astounding pace since 2015, but the days since the 2017 general election seem to have passed by at a snail’s pace. The inconclusive election result, punctuated on...

Lunch with... Paul Bristow

11 August 2017

I caught up with Paul Bristow almost immediately after he’d taken over at the APPC, and just a a little while after the General Election. So, our first topic of conversation was obvious. What did...

Lunch with... Nerys Evans and Cathy Owens

1 August 2017

After two years of PAN lunches, it seemed time to mix things up a bit. So my first post general election lunch broke new ground in three respects: it wasn’t in Shepherd’s; it wasn’t in London; and...

Lunch with...Nikki da Costa

19 May 2017

Some of my PAN lunches are fun. Some of my PAN lunches are serious. Happily, my lunch with Nikki da Costa was both. She takes things seriously, but she doesn’t take herself too seriously....