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UK News Who will be the new TV face of Boris Johnson's government?

03:20  26 september  2020
03:20  26 september  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

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Mr Johnson also said the government would provide police and local authorities in England with extra The first minister also said the new restrictions on visiting other households would be reviewed every Marc Gough, who runs a crockery and glassware business in the wedding and events sector

The search to find the prime minister's new spokesperson is reaching its final stages, with interviews for the £100,000-a-year role due to conclude in the coming days.

Boris Johnson wearing a suit and tie: Boris Johnson's £100,000-a-year press secretary is soon to be decided © Imagebridge Boris Johnson's £100,000-a-year press secretary is soon to be decided

Allegra Stratton, the mastermind behind Rishi Sunak's press operation, remains the favourite, with other contenders including Angus Walker, the media adviser who helped education secretary Gavin Williamson through the summer exam results crisis.

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Mr Johnson added: "We believe that new types of test which are simple, quick and scalable will Ministers will then face the choice of more restrictions to try to curb the virus in the knowledge these The new rapid tests will be piloted in Salford from next month. The government ' s chief scientific

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a person preparing food in a bowl: Allegra Stratton, formerly of The Guardian and Newsnight, takes part in a charity pancake race © PA Allegra Stratton, formerly of The Guardian and Newsnight, takes part in a charity pancake race

Both Ms Stratton and Mr Walker joined the government from ITV News, and share experience of live television presentation and working in the Westminster 'lobby' system of political journalists.

Number 10's director of communications Lee Cain is also said to have been courting BBC political correspondent Ellie Price, best known for her work on the corporation's Daily Politics show - now Politics Live.

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LBC presenter Lisa Aziz - a veteran of television and radio broadcasting - is seen as an outside bet.

BBC London's Riz Lateef has previously been touted for the job, but is said to have politely declined approaches from Downing Street.

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The new system of daily TV briefings was inspired by the success of the government's COVID-19 news conferences, which boasted between two million and five million viewers a night.

a person walking down the street: Angus Walker, of ITV © Getty Angus Walker, of ITV

The White House-style broadcasts will take place at 9 Downing Street where a former colonial courtroom is being transformed into a state-of-the-art broadcast hub.

Allegra Stratton

The candidate to beat is Allegra Stratton, appointed just five months ago by Mr Sunak as his director of strategic communications.

a person standing posing for the camera: BBC reporter Ellie Price. Pic: BBC © Other BBC reporter Ellie Price. Pic: BBC

She is already credited with sharpening up the chancellor's social media presence, launching the 'Eat Out To Help Out' meal discount scheme, and securing Thursday's photocall coup: Sunak launched his winter economy plan outside Number 11 alongside the bosses of the CBI (Confederation of British Industry) and TUC (Trade Union Congress).

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qr code: Lisa Aziz, of LBC © Getty Lisa Aziz, of LBC

A former Guardian political correspondent and Newsnight political editor, Ms Stratton spent five years at ITV News as national editor and co-presented Peston on Sunday with Robert Peston.

Angus Walker

A veteran of ITV News, Walker served as political correspondent, China correspondent and UK editor, a role focusing on home affairs.

He moved into government at the start of this year as a special adviser to Gavin Williamson and spent much of the summer dealing with the intense media fallout from the A-Level results crisis.

Ellie Price

Marathon runner and BBC political reporter Ellie Price has been with the corporation for over a decade.

She started her career at the Press Association news agency before appearing on regional TV news, and later becoming a familiar face as the roving reporter on BBC Two's Daily Politics programme alongside Andrew Neil.

Lisa Aziz

An award-winning television and radio broadcaster, Lisa Aziz has presented on TVam, Sky News and ITV.

She read the news on Classic FM and Nick Ferrari's LBC breakfast show, and now presents on LBC's sister station LBC News.

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