Edelman launches the final and most explosive of its unique series of polls revealing MPs’ views ahead of this year’s party conferences. Today’s poll highlights a significant lack of trust amongst Conservative MPs in David Cameron and George Osborne.
Chris Rumfitt, Managing Director of Public Affairs at Edelman comments on the Conservative MPs polling data:
“The torrid time endured by the Government over the last few months has clearly taken its toll on David Cameron’s standing amongst his own MPs, with the Prime Minister now only the sixth most trusted member of his own Cabinet. David Cameron might also be concerned that a number of potential rivals within his Cabinet currently enjoy much higher trust rating from Tory MPs. The promotion of Owen Paterson and Iain Duncan Smith’s retention as Work and Pensions Secretary shows that No10 recognises their popularity within the Party.
If Cameron’s trust rating amongst his own MPs is bad, George Osborne’s is worse still. The last year has seen the relegation of the Chancellor from Conservative heir apparent to someone battling for trust amongst Conservative MPs.”
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Edelman’s Public Affairs Party Conference 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.