Late on Friday night, the Conservative representative Boris Johnson was re-elected as the Mayor of London. Although a win for the Conservative party, the shine was taken away buy the large number of loses they had at the local elections. These mid-terms were more fruitful for the Labour party after winning new seats as well as gaining seats back from the Conservative party. Today’s podcast hosted by Edelman’s Public Affairs team will discuss their thoughts on Friday’s result and offer insight into the outcomes that may follow.
|Chair: Stefan Stern, Director of Strategy, Edelman
Stefan has been writing and commenting on business and management for the past two decades. He wrote the Financial Times’s management column for over four years before joining Edelman in August 2010 as its new Director of Strategy. In October he was appointed Visiting Professor in management practice at the Cass business school.
|Shane Greer, Executive Editor, Total Politics
Shane is the executive editor of Total Politics magazine, chief executive of Biteback Media and president of Political World Communications, LLC. He appears regularly on television and radio, including Sky News, BBC News, Daily Politics, BBC Breakfast, BBC World Service, Channel 4 News, and BBC Radio. He is a paper reviewer for both Sky News and the BBC and has a weekly review segment on the Stephen Nolan Show on Radio 5.
|Peter Bellini, Account Director, Edelman
Peter is an Account Director in the Public Affairs team across property, energy and infrastructure. Peter joined Edelman from Conservative Campaign HQ where he was a Campaign Director for London. He worked for 5 years on election campaigns, delivering success, at all levels including on London Mayor Boris Johnson’s 2008 campaign.
| Christine Quigley, Account Manager, Edelman
Christine joined Edelman in August 2011, coming from the public affairs team at national charity Age UK, where she worked on a range of issues from fuel poverty to pensions. Previously she worked in the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and for an east London community-based charity. She is an active member of the Labour Party and is standing for Labour as a Londonwide candidate in the London Assembly elections.
|London Mayoral Election 2012: The Issues – An Edelman Analysis|
Edelman Public Affairs London Mayoral Election Representatives:
|Chris Rumfitt, Managing Director of Public Affairs, Edelman
Chris is Managing Director of Edelman’s UK Public Affairs practice and specialises in complex issues management challenges in sectors including energy, transport, property, construction and infrastructure.
|Dominic Pendry, Director, Edelman
Dominic is a director in Edelman’s public affairs team. He provides strategic oversight for a number of corporate clients, specializing in the infrastructure, property and digital sectors. Dominic has had a successful career in political and media campaigning for over ten years, working for political parties, corporations and trade associations. Most recently, he was Network Rail’s Head of Communications for Property.
|Sarah Richardson, Director, Edelman
Sarah joined Edelman’s Public Affairs Practice in December 2009 after a career combining politics with journalism. She continues to write for the Evening Standard on education and the public sector and to serve as a Westminster City Councillor where she was a Cabinet Member for five years. Sarah was a Conservative Parliamentary candidate at the 2005 UK General Election and stood for the European Parliament in 2004 and 2009.