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Simon Goldie
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The Liberal Family
In the last few days several Liberal Democrats, including leadership contender Tim Farron, have been inviting people on Twitter to join the 'liberal family'.  This is part of the Lib Dem 'fightback'. Putting aside the question of whether there is a liberal ...
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UK General Election: the verdict - the Liberal Democrats
Many will say that the Liberal Democrats wipe out, they now have only eight seats in parliament, is because they went into coalition with the Conservative party. Others will blame particularly policies. We know from Continental Europe that the small partner...
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UK General Election: the verdict - a federal Britain?
Re-elected as Prime Minister, David Cameron is faced with a major constitutional issue. A large part of the UK, a separate country, has voted overwhelmingly for a party that is not represented in any other part of Britain.  Cameron has already pledged to de...
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UK General Election 2015: result as predicted...
Here is my prediction from 15 April this year.
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The newspapers declare: the Evening Standard
London's newspaper has stuck its neck out and backed the Conservative party.
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The newspaper declare: The Independent
Despite its left-leaning stance,  the Independent has made the case for a Conservative-Lib Dem coalition.
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UK General Election: the verdict, the Labour party
As part of selecting a new leader, the Labour Party will be arguing over why they lost the General Election and what should be done to win the next one. Already we are seeing Left and Right accuse each other. This is an important issue for the party but the...
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UK General Election: the verdict - Ukip
The newly reappointed leader of UKIP, one Nigel Farage, faces a dilemma that all small parties confront.  UKIP polled well nationally at the General Election but returned one MP. Farage must be asking himself what the party needs to do to break through the ...
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The newspaper declare: the Sun and the Daily Telegraph
Both newspapers have told its readers to back the Conservative party.
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The newspaper declare: the Times
The 'Thunderer' like the FT, Economist and Independent is backing the continuation ticket.
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Public policy
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Public policy, public affairs, stakeholder engagement
Employment
  • Finance & Leasing Association
    Head of Asset Finance, 2014 - present
    Responsible for the FLA's policy on asset finance.
  • Mattison PR
    Account Director, 2013 - 2014
    Providing public relations expertise for professional and financial services clients to help build brand profile and manage reputation.
  • Simon Goldie Communications
    Communications Adviser, 2013 - 2013
    Provides strategic communications advice and positioning for individuals and organisations. Services include media relations, crisis navigation and political relations. Clients include Pinsent Masons, PeopleRich, EBANX and gyro London.
  • LexisNexis
    Head of Public Relations, 2010 - 2013
    Responsible for corporate reputation and communication. This includes creating thought leadership initiatives, media relations, brand communication, engaging with opinion formers, issues and crisis communication with one direct report.
  • Association for Consultancy and Engienerign
    Director of External Affairs and Policy, 2009 - 2010
    The role oversaw the development of ACE policy positions and communicating those positions to politicians, policymakers, representative bodies and the media. This entailed building alliances with professional, trade and business bodies to position ACE as a thought leader on investment issues. There were four direct reports
  • The Chartered Institute of Taxation
    Head of External Relations, 2005 - 2009
    The role's focus was on communication counsel including strategic political and media advice. As well as this I oversaw reputation and brand management with four direct reports.
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A public policy specialist with substantial experience in communications
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A public affairs specialist with substantial experience in a range of communication disciplines including public policy, stakeholder engagement, media relations, crisis communications and social media.


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Before entering the world of public affairs I was a stand up comic.
Education
  • University of Essex
    Government, 1983 - 1986
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