Thursday, 4 March 2010

Mitchell Joins Tories.

This has just fallen into my inbox, I don't know if this is common knowledge, but I shall throw it up. Now there's a choice phrase for you. No comment, I'm heading out for a spell.

Update: This may be of greater interest than that below, conservativehome.blogs, with comments that I have yet to read myself.

Update: PRWeek Tell me about it!

McCann Spokesman Gets Tory Election Job

5:56pm UK, Thursday March 04, 2010

Ruth Barnett, Sky News Online
A spokesman for Madeleine McCann's parents is to become a senior member of the Conservatives' election team, the party has confirmed.

Clarence Mitchell will begin his new role as head of media monitoring next week.

The former BBC journalist is not expected to speak publicly on behalf of the Tories.

He will report to communications chief Andy Coulson.

Mr Mitchell began representing Kate and Gerry McCann in 2007 after their daughter Madeleine disappeared during a family holiday in Portugal.

Before that, he spent two years as the head of the Government's media monitoring team.

He is also a consultant for Freud Communications, specialising in crisis management.

Other families he has advised include the parents of murdered teenager Jimmy Mizen and Fiona MacKeown, who's daughter Scarlett Keeling was killed in Goa. Sky

A few lines from Anorak.