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Friday, 4 July 2014

Alexander appoints three Labour Campaign Deputies

Labour's Chair of General Election Strategy, Douglas Alexander, has appointed three Labour Campaign Deputies as the party moves into the next phase of its preparations for the General Election. Three MPs from Labour's 2010 intake, Gloria De Piero, Jonathan Ashworth, and Toby Perkins, will be given formal roles in the Campaign, building on their roles during the 2014 local and European elections.

Their roles will include liaising with prospective parliamentary candidates, "maximising performance" from field operations, and broadcast. All three Campaign Deputies will combine these new posts with their existing positions on Labour's front bench and the Shadow Cabinet.

Commenting on the appointments, Douglas Alexander said: "Gloria, Toby, and Jonathan have all contributed significantly to our work in recent months and I'm pleased to now formalise their places within Labour's election team. I'm delighted to appoint them to key roles as Labour gears up to fight the next General Election. The talent and experience of these three new Campaign Deputies will contribute to a busy summer of campaigning ahead, followed by the conference season and the run-in to the short campaign."

Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office Michael Dugher will continue to oversee communications and will lead negotiations for Ed Miliband on the TV Leaders' Debates.