When the chips are up

They say elephants never forget. But pachyderms are positively forgetful when compared when journalists. Slight a reporter and he or she will hunt you down for years. When I was on the other side of the divide I would put a little note in my address book saying LC (the “L” stood for lying) if anyone had ever misled me. Conversely I will never forget … Continue reading When the chips are up

Welsh local elections: five things to watch out for

It’s almost that time of year again: election season. For our clients, this can be important. Long-term relationships can be lost overnight and a new set of stakeholders with different ideas introduced. It’s critical that business looks ahead to assess who may be winners and losers in May. Last year’s devolved elections in Wales saw all three major parties lose out to Plaid Cymru and … Continue reading Welsh local elections: five things to watch out for

Battle lines drawn in Greater Manchester Mayoral race

On Friday night, hundreds of top industry professionals gathered to hear from the candidates to become Greater Manchester’s first elected mayor; Andy Burnham, Sean Anstee and Jane Brophy, at the Midland Hotel. Newgate sister agency PPS was delighted to be a sponsor for this well attended and exciting event, which was not so much a gentle start to the rounds of hustings likely to take … Continue reading Battle lines drawn in Greater Manchester Mayoral race

2017: The Year Of… Who Knows?

The blog below, written by Newgate CEO Gavin Devine, was originally published on HuffPost Politics. And so another year ends and a new one begins. And the beginning of January has brought the usual crop of ‘forward looks’ for the year. So I thought I’d follow suit, although hopefully with a new twist: I am pretty much abandoning the predictions game. As the recent rash … Continue reading 2017: The Year Of… Who Knows?

Sparks Fly: Is Theresa May Really In Charge Of The Conservative Party?

The article below is taken from Gavin Devine’s regular Huffington Post Politics blog. Read more here. Last week I went to a dinner to KPMG Towers in Canary Wharf hosted by Transport Times. During the after meal chat I has asked for my view of the likelihood of Theresa May calling a General Election. As was appropriate for 9pm on a Tuesday I offered an … Continue reading Sparks Fly: Is Theresa May Really In Charge Of The Conservative Party?