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PM hires Christine Jardine as policy adviser on Scottish issues


By The Drum Team, Editorial

September 13, 2011 | 2 min read

Scottish journalist, broadcaster and businesswoman, Christine Jardine, has been hired by Prime Minister David Cameron to help coordinate policy on Scottish matters across Whitehall.

According to The Herald. “Christine Jardine, a former writer with The Herald and an ex-Liberal Democrat candidate in Scotland, has been taken on by the Prime Minister as a special adviser to liaise between No 10 and the Scotland Office.

“Allan Ross, a civil servant, is to manage Scottish matters at an official level within Downing Street.”

According to the broadsheet: “A senior Whitehall source told The Herald: ‘This confirms that we understand we have to make sure that the Scotland situation is properly focused.

“It’s important to make sure all parts of government are tied together and that there is proper communication across departments, especially with the campaign ahead.”

Jardine unsuccessfully fought the Inverness and Nairn seat for the Scottish Liberal Democrats at the Scottish Parliament elections in May.

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