PM’s new spokesman Simon Lewis ‘winces’ as he sees lobby hacks in action for first time

The PM’s new official spokesman has entered Downing Street. Former Vodafone corporate affairs director Simon Lewis will spend the next couple of months observing how current spokesman Mike Ellam deals with  lobby journalists. It’s a bit like work experience. He will start the job himself in September/October.

Thirsty Guardian hack “Bill Blanko” provides a quick account of Lewis’ first outing here.

He writes: “Simon turned up at the Wednesday morning lobby, and I watched him wince as he witnessed the bruising encounter that Michael Ellam… has to go through twice a day.”

The Guardian hack also predicts, somewhat ominously: “I’m sure there will be plenty of wincing by Lewis… in the 10 or 11 months leading up to the next election.”

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