The FT’s recent claim that lobbyists are engaged in a ‘desperate’ scramble to secure Tories, is absolutely correct.
The latest consultancy to persuade a Tory to sign on the dotted line is Fleishman-Hillard. The agency has hired Chris Heaton-Harris, who is the Tory PPC for the Daventry, one of the safest Conservative seats in the country.
Heaton-Harris is the third Tory PPC to take a lobbying job in recent months, following in the footsteps of George Eustice and Charlotte Leslie.
As staffers at CCHQ focus their gaze on Downing Street, he is unlikely to be the last…