NUJ Press & PR


NUJ PR & Communications branch
c/o NUJ HQ 72 Acton Street, London, WC1X 8NB.
0207843 3700.

PR & Communications Branch Organiser: Fiona Swarbrick 0208 843 3729

Chair: John Millington

Vice-Chairs: Monica Foot and Mick Holder (job share) 0208 223 0712

Branch Secretary: Mark Whitehead 07906720141

Branch Treasurer: Carmel McHenry

Assistant Secretary: Sian Jones 07793314249

Newsletter Editor: Lisa Browne

Membership and Recruitment/Retention Officer: Mark Whitehead

Branch Equality Officer: Carmel McHenry 0207 226 5501

Welfare Officer and DM Convenor: Debbie Cavaldoro

Sector NEC member: Sian Jones

Please help build our branch database by sending your email address to:

Future branch meetings 2016

New Venue until further notice: London Welsh Centre, 157-163 Gray’s Inn Road, London, WC1X 8UE. The building is fully accessible. The nearest tube/station is King's Cross/St Pancras International.

Meetings: Wednesdays 6.30pm 10 May, 14 June and 12 July.

Prca "disappointed However That Lobbying Regulation Has Not Been Adddressed" In Tory Manfiesto


PRCA comment on the Conservative manifesto is broadly supportive but questions the lack of movement on lobbyists and criticises the current regulation.

London, 18 May 2017

Following the launch of The Conservative Party Manifesto, Francis Ingham MPRCA, PRCA Director General said:

"The Conservative Party's commitment to 'transform how mental health is regarded in the workplace' fits very well with our desire to address this vital issue facing our industry, and therefore we applaud it. As indeed we do the renewed commitment to high-quality apprenticeships and addressing the gender pay gap - issues close to the PRCA's heart.

"We are disappointed however that lobbying regulation has not been adddressed. Our view remains consistent -current lobbying regulation is unfit for purpose. The lobbying regulator's remit should be expanded to cover all of those who lobby, rather than excluding the vast majority of the industry -in-house practitioners. In the absence of that change, the lobbying regulator serves no useful purpose whatsoever."

Item uploaded: Tuesday, May 23 2017
Last modified: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

'Rewarding bad behaviour' - nearly half of PR pros don't follow influencer rules
"Puff, bravado and panic" - NHS needs cyber crime protocols urgently say PR pros
Warning that Espionage Act could see journalists jailed for receiving information available under FoI
Council to ban ‘non approved’ journalists from press bench