Plymouth – Labour’s big victory?

It is telling that it was Plymouth rather than London where Jeremy Corbyn chose to spend the morning of May 4th. Despite expectations that Labour would take control of at least one of Barnet, Wandsworth or Westminster councils, their big victory on the night came in the south west. Standing on Plymouth Hoe, Corbyn declared that the result demonstrated that Labour was ‘back in the … Continue reading Plymouth – Labour’s big victory?

New research reveals local councillors think housing crisis is getting worse

61% believe housing crisis is getting worse 51% blame slow build out rate by developers Providing affordable homes the top priority 60% believe viability assessments being used by developers to avoid planning obligations 43% agree that Green Belt should be reviewed Newgate Communications’ Planning Committee Barometer reveals local councillors’ views on planning issues with housing delivery high up the agenda. 61% think that the housing … Continue reading New research reveals local councillors think housing crisis is getting worse

Local election hustings – bins, missed manifestoes and vendettas

I recently helped to organise a local election debate. They’re particularly unique experiences that people either love and wouldn’t miss for the world or – more usually – avoid like the plague. This means that the majority of people who attend already have strong feelings about one particular party, candidate or issue. These issues can range wildly, which makes the events unpredictable – part of … Continue reading Local election hustings – bins, missed manifestoes and vendettas

Emma Kane appointed Chief Executive of Newgate

Redleaf Communications founder Emma Kane has been appointed as both Chief Executive of Newgate Communications and Joint Chief Executive of (Newgate and Redleaf owner) Porta Communications. The full press release from Porta is below. Appointment of New Joint Chief Executive Officers and Board Changes Porta Communications Plc (AIM: PTCM), today announces the appointment of Emma Kane, Chief Executive of Redleaf Communications, and Brian Tyson, Managing … Continue reading Emma Kane appointed Chief Executive of Newgate

Are the Tories about to lose their Greater Manchester outpost?

In the North West all eyes are on Trafford. A third of the Council are up for election in May and there is a feeling that the Conservatives keeping control is by no means a done deal. For one thing, they currently have a very slim majority and it would only take a loss of two seats to make the local authority go to No … Continue reading Are the Tories about to lose their Greater Manchester outpost?

Britain’s political leadership is a sad indictment on the country

The country’s political leadership ranges from ineptitude to invisibility. Theresa May’s government lunges from crisis to crisis. One has to have some sympathy for her: every time it looks as though she is getting on the front foot – reclaiming an opinion poll lead over Labour, making progress in the EU withdrawal talks, displaying international leadership on Syria, boasting of rising employment and wages – … Continue reading Britain’s political leadership is a sad indictment on the country

We are delighted to announce the launch of Newgate Communications in Shanghai

In less than five years, Newgate Communications has established a global and regional public relations network that today rivals the traditional global players, whose market presence has dominated the Asia region for decades. The passion of Newgate’s leadership team and highly experienced professionals highlights a phenomenal growth story in terms of network expansion, high profile financial and corporate communications mandate wins, as well as staff growth and … Continue reading We are delighted to announce the launch of Newgate Communications in Shanghai

Event round-up: The View from the Bridge January 2018

Our latest View from the Bridge saw three expert speakers sharing what they think is going to happen in 2018. Is it going to be, ‘the year of living dangerously,’ or is that too pessimistic? Gina Miller (transparency campaigner and thorn-in-the-side of the government on Brexit), Anne McElvoy (Senior Editor at the Economist) and George Buckley (Chief UK Economist at Nomura) ‎took up the challenge. … Continue reading Event round-up: The View from the Bridge January 2018

Newgate’s 2018 Predictions

2017 was a year that many, from across the political spectrum and around the world, just wanted to be over. As Brenda from Bristol succinctly summarised “There’s too much politics going on”. In a year that has (eventually) seen progress on Brexit, a flare up of tensions in the Middle East, and a Trump vs May Twitter spat, many are terrified of what 2018 might … Continue reading Newgate’s 2018 Predictions

Relax, Don’t Do It: David Davis And The Art Of Leadership

This blog originally appeared on the Huffington Post. Another week, another Brexit rollercoaster for Theresa May.  She started the week on a high, revelling in her ‘unexpected’ success , with Parliamentarians forcing a vote on the eventual deal she will do.  The newspapers have worked themselves up into their usual lather.  If you believe all you read, the Government is reeling. But none of us … Continue reading Relax, Don’t Do It: David Davis And The Art Of Leadership