“Oh Jeremy Corbyn…” Labour Conference shows us a Party with momentum

Political parties are often described as broad churches. Successful ones exist and thrive by capturing a range of backgrounds, viewpoints and ideologies into one political movement. This was very much evident this week at a buoyant, if slightly disjointed, Labour Party Conference in Brighton, where the Party’s leaders, MPs and activists gathered together for the first time since June’s general election. This, at times, felt … Continue reading “Oh Jeremy Corbyn…” Labour Conference shows us a Party with momentum

Merkel to return – but other certainties vanish in German election

The 2017 German federal election is in the books and it brought tectonic changes to a political system that has seen remarkable stability. While Chancellor Angela Merkel and her conservative CDU/CSU technically won the election and the Social Democrats (SPD), led by Martin Schulz remain the second strongest party, yesterday’s result might prove to be the ending point for the idea of the Volksparteien. The two … Continue reading Merkel to return – but other certainties vanish in German election

Surprise, Surprise: Uber, Lobbying And Avoiding Regulatory Shocks

The article below originally appeared on the Huffington Post UK. On Friday last week came news to gladden the hearts of all black cab drivers. Ride hailing service Uber was to be stripped of its licence by TfL after an investigation into claims made about passenger safety. The media reported this as a “surprise” move. But was it really all that unexpected? Uber’s travails, after … Continue reading Surprise, Surprise: Uber, Lobbying And Avoiding Regulatory Shocks

Newgate advises Canyon Bridge in its bid for Imagination Technologies

Newgate Communications is advising Canyon Bridge Capital Partners in its bid for Imagination Technologies PLC.  The team, led by Steffan Williams, is advising across capital markets, government relations and wider stakeholder communications in the UK and out of its Hong Kong office. Steffan Williams, Partner of Newgate and CEO of Porta commented: “This is an interesting international transaction with a political element which plays to … Continue reading Newgate advises Canyon Bridge in its bid for Imagination Technologies

Newgate announce the appointment of Neil Kleiner as Partner and Strategic Director of Digital

Newgate Communications has today announced that it has appointed Neil Kleiner as a Partner and as head of the company’s digital and social media offering in the UK. Neil will also work with fellow Porta-owned agency Publicasity, and will be based in London. Neil has been a leading expert in digital and social media communications for nearly 20 years, having been most recently head of … Continue reading Newgate announce the appointment of Neil Kleiner as Partner and Strategic Director of Digital

Briefing: Planning for the Right Homes in the Right Place

Context On Thursday 14 September, the Department for Communities and Local Government released a new consultation document, Planning for the right homes in the right places: consultation proposals. The document carries forward a commitment made in the Housing White Paper, released in February 2017, to consult further on a number of specific proposals. Reflecting this, the document shares the same name as the first chapter … Continue reading Briefing: Planning for the Right Homes in the Right Place

Welsh Devolution @20

Newgate’s Glesni Euros shares her reflections on the 20th anniversary of the Welsh Devolution Referendum. Twenty years ago today, in a referendum which would dramatically change the course of politics in Wales, the Welsh public narrowly voted (by just 50.3%) in favour of the creation of a Welsh Assembly, or ‘Cynulliad’ in Welsh. A referendum on devolution was nothing new. In 1979, the Welsh electorate had … Continue reading Welsh Devolution @20

Assessing Edinburgh’s City Deal

The article below originally appeared in the September issue of Housebuilder magazine. Craig Harrow, head of Newgate Communications’ Scotland office, looks at Edinburgh’s long awaited City Deal. Is it ambitious enough to tackle the ‘crisis’ in housing in Scotland’s capital city? Just like Edinburgh’s infamous trams you wait for a big announcement and two come along at once. We have been waiting for the City … Continue reading Assessing Edinburgh’s City Deal