Lee Whitehill

Lee is Group Marketing Director based in London where he leads the consumer and leisure sector. He has worked with a number of major clients in food and drink, customer services and technology. Before joining the company, Lee was Head of Campaigns and Media for Britain’s largest private sector trade union where he dealt with a range of high profile national issues.

Posts by Lee Whitehill

What Super Thursday means for Labour

Tomorrow is Super Thursday. Elections are taking place in the Scottish Parliament, Welsh and Northern Irish Assemblies, 125 English councils, 4 directly elected Mayoralties and 40 Police and Crime Commissioners. This will be first major test of Jeremy Corbyn’s new model army and will provide clues as to what shape Labour will be in to […]

The Fizzy Cat Strategy

It has become customary for the modern budget to be hailed as political triumph before unravelling on day two as journalists and the opposition crawl over the Red Book looking for evidence of reheated pasties. For many, the Chancellor’s decision presented just such an opportunity. His announcement of a sugar levy for soft drinks, which […]

Base calling

The Electoral Commission has just released the amounts of donations received by the political parties in the last quarter. As you might expect at this stage in the electoral cycle takings are up and Labour and the Conservatives have wheeled out the usual lines about being in hock to the unions/hedge funds (delete as appropriate). […]

All Guns Blazing

122 days to go is blinking on the top left hand corner of the Sky News screen. ‘Labour can’t be trusted’ yell the Tories. ‘The NHS isn’t safe’ shout Labour. ‘Don’t forget about me’ re-joins Nick Clegg. It can only mean one thing. The General Election campaign has started and already the big guns are out. […]

Friday thoughts – firing the election starting gun

The hustle and bustle in the Westminster village is thinning out as researchers, advisers and politicians head home (or to their villas in Tuscany) for Christmas, and Parliament goes into recess. The official start to the general election campaign, the ‘long campaign’ as deemed by the Electoral Commission, has arrived almost without note. Candidates will want to watch what they […]

Who’s boxing clever?

We know the run up to Christmas is always busy, but this week seems especially chock-full of politicking. Following the Autumn Statement, confirmation from the Office of Budget Responsibility that public spending would drop to 35% allowed the Lib Dems and Labour land a punch, by accusing Osborne of presiding over a return to levels of […]