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Allegra Stratton - New PM Press Secretary

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According to today's Sunday Times, these briefings will start in January:

From January, she will take charge of daily televised press conference from No 9 Downing Street. Johnson has been wooing Stratton for months despite the reservations of his director of communications, Lee Cain.

She beat the other finalist, the BBC’s Ellie Price, after both underwent a bruising mock press conference. Sources in the room say Stratton appeared authoritative and was prepared to be aggressive when attacked.

Stratton, a former ITV, BBC Newsnight and Guardian journalist, did not apply for the job, as she wanted [Lee] Cain to have the chance to find his own candidate. But in recent weeks Johnson called and asked her to do so. He also invited her to his Downing Street flat to outline his wish to communicate a wider agenda, including on subjects such as climate change.
DTV Meridian (South) South Today
Shall we start a pool on which month these'll be axed?
News96 Look North (Yorkshire)
Easter! (aka Early April!) is my guess.
mdtauk London London
No one could ever match CJ Cregg

(and yes that is the actress who played her, appearing in the actual WH press room)

Last edited by mdtauk on 12 October 2020 6:20am

35 days later

DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
This is interesting .....

moreso in the context of Alastair Stewart's comments on Twitter in context.
Sounds hype, anyone who come across Allegro knows she an be, er.... Dramatic. Lets just say Private Eye has previously called her out as having hissy fits when working on Newsnight. This from this weeks publication.
..."at the first sign of danger my pussy's hairs stand on end" Betty Slocombe 27/05/1975

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