Michael Dugher appointed Labour Party Vice Chair

November 8, 2012 11:45 am

Michael Dugher MP has been appointed Labour Party Vice Chair with responsibility for Communications strategy, says Vincent Moss:

Dugher is also a member of the shadow cabinet (without portfolio), and is often used in an “attack” role by the party – so this new role isn’t too much of a surprise, considering his experience as a media adviser in Number 10 under Gordon Brown. Effectively this formalises the role that Dugher has been filling over the last year.

Update: A Labour source tells us that “Ed wanted some strategic shadow cabinet level” thinking on comms. This is part of a “beefing up” of Labour’s comms team and expanding the reach. However Dugher has had this role for a while already, it seems, and the consensus is that this is a formalising of his existing role.

  • http://twitter.com/PeterKenyon Peter Kenyon

    Another blow for Party democracy. 

    • markfergusonuk

      Does this change that much Peter? I’m not so sure

  • http://twitter.com/PeterKenyon Peter Kenyon

    IMHO Never reward bad behaviour

  • LordElpus

    My first thought on reading the headline was “Who?”

     Then I read “. . . and is often used in an “attack” role by the party . . . ” and it just compounded my thought.

    Someone who is obviously conspicuous by his absence.

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