Public lecture by Alastair Campbell at University of Leicester

Posted by pt91 at Jan 10, 2013 04:45 PM |
Talk by former Director of Communications and Strategy for the Labour Government on 16 January 2013

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 10 January 2013

Alastair Campbell, former Director of Communications and Strategy for the Labour Government from 1997 to 2003, visits the University of Leicester next month for a public lecture.

Campbell, who went to City of Leicester Boys’ Grammar School (now City of Leicester College) from 1968 until going up to Cambridge, will speak on ‘The Burden of Power’ - the title of the second volume of his diaries which was published in June. 

The lecture will take place in the Peter Williams Lecture on 16 January 2013, starting at 5.30pm. Please note that all tickets for this lecture are now allocated.

Notes to editors:

At this time, it is not known whether Alistair Campbell will be available for interviews. Contact to if you wish to register your interest.

Alastair Campbell Biography

Alastair Campbell is a writer, communicator and strategist best known for his role as former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s spokesman, press secretary and director of communications and strategy.

He has close connections with Leicester. His family moved to Leicester in 1968, and he went to school at the City of Leicester Boys' Grammar School (now City of Leicester College).

In the 1980s he had spells as a journalist, before being asked by Tony Blair to be his press secretary when Mr Blair became leader of the Labour Party. Following the 1997 election he became the Prime Minister’s Chief Press Secretary and Official Spokesman.

He took on the role Director of Communications and Strategy in 2000, therefore helping Mr Blair to win a second landslide election victory in 2001.

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