Charles Clarke

Clarke advises on lobbying Labour

25 September 2015

Former home secretary Charles Clarke has said there will be many opportunities for lobbyists to target Labour under its new-look leadership.

Clarke was among the speakers at an MHP...

Theresa May MP

Lexington nabs top May aide

18 September 2015

Theresa May’s former special adviser has joined Lexington Communications as a director – a year leaving the home secretary’s side.

A former Sky journalist, Fiona Cunningham was highly...

New homes

Ex-PLMR man sets up shop

17 September 2015

A planning lobbyist has set up a new agency in a bid to breathe new life into the sector.

Former PLMR...

Jeremy Corbyn

Nick Laitner: How can business engage with a Corbyn-led Labour Party?

26 August 2015

It is now an article of faith among most commentators and Labour MPs that Jeremy Corbyn...

Jeremy Corbyn by David Martyn Hunt

Kevin Maguire: Smug Tories should be careful what they wish for

12 August 2015

Labour’s tournament felt like a game of Snap when the four players at the table would slap down policies at an endless round of hustings...

George Osborne - Budget 2015

Jon Craig: Osborne's transition from pantomime villain to Tory rock star

9 July 2015

Less than three years ago, George Osborne was greeted by a chorus of boos as he presented medals in the Paralymic Games in the Olympic Stadium.

Now, after his first all-blue Conservative...

Robert Condon

Sketching out ambitious plans

15 July 2015

If some in the lobbying world are not familiar with Hume Brophy, Robert Condon is planning to change that over the next few years.

The PR and public affairs agency recently raised eyebrows...

Stephen Day

Conservative lobbyist seeks current and controversial clients

4 May 2015

In many respects, Stephen Day has a typical Tory lobbyist's CV. He was head of the Conservative Association at university before going on to work for a Conservative MP and then making the switch...

Charlotte Cool

Cool, calm and collecting plaudits at John Lewis

22 April 2015

Charlotte Cool might just be the most popular employee in the John Lewis Partnership right now.

The public affairs chief for the group covering both John Lewis and Waitrose scored a...

Lunch with… Mark Gallagher

30 September 2015

Mark Gallagher and I kicked off the latest PAN interview -conducted a little bit before the Age of Corbyn dawned- in a novel way. We discussed how we communicate with our kids. And the merits or...

House of Commons

PMQs 9 September: Industry verdict

9 September 2015

Worthy but dull. That’s the conclusion of the PRCA/PAN audience reviewing the first PMQs of the season from Shepherd's.

Fireworks and pyrotechnics were...

Jeremy Corbyn

Lobbyists must revisit their modus operandi with the rise of Corbyn

26 August 2015

“There are 17 people that count,” a well-known Labour lobbyist once famously said. “To say that I am intimate with every one of them is the understatement of the...