Public affairs firms have been lining up to sign Tories in recent months. Now rumour has it that a well-know Labour special adviser is off to earn a crust in the corporate sector.
Sarah Schaefer, principal adviser to David Miliband, is said to be joining the PR operation at confectionery firm Mars. The news is yet to be confirmed and the role is, as yet, unclear.
If true, the news suggests the wheels may have fallen off the (David) Milibandwagon somewhat.
Either that, or Sarah didn’t fancy the job of media chief for the leadership campaign.
Whatever the reason, unless Gordon’s class warfare strategy reaps radical dividends, then Schaefer is unlikely to be the only Labour spad to jump ship in the coming months…