It had been a while since a public affairs agency boss made an appearance on a leading current affairs programme.
Certainly, it’s a good four months since Bell Pottinger lobbying chief Peter Bingle appeared in this memorable Channel Four News package – and was introduced by C4’s Cathy Newman as ‘the godfather of Tory lobbying’.
But the deadlock has finally been broken!
Sources close to my TV confirm that Insight Public Affairs MD John Lehal made a brief appearance on the Politics Show this weekend, talking about the agency’s latest analysis of prospective parliamentary candidates.
Rumours that former PPC John demanded to be introduced as ‘the godfather of Labour lobbying’ have yet to be confirmed…