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NorthPoint Strategy, a leading political and communications consultancy has hired Lord David Triesman and Tommy Sprague to expand its Labour advisory capabilities ahead of the next general election.

Sprague joins as the former Director of Field for the re-election campaigns of London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, and had spells as an organiser in Labour HQ for the London Labour Party and Labour South West, including working on four General Elections and the Brexit referendum.

Triesman was the former General Secretary of the Labour Party, a Government Minister and the first independent Chair of the Football Association (FA).

Leveraging his extensive experience as a prominent trade unionist and former General Secretary of the Labour Party from 2001 to 2003, Triesman played a central role in negotiations between the New Labour Movement and trade unions.

As a pivotal figure in the establishment of the New Labour government, Lord Triesman held influence in senior Ministerial roles within the Foreign Office and the Department for Innovation, Universities, and Skills across both the Blair and Brown administrations.

Triesman will now take on the role of Senior Counsel at NorthPoint Strategy where he will advise the agency’s rapidly expanding client base - providing guidance and strategy on how to prepare for and engage with a potential Labour Government.

Lord David Triesman, Senior Counsel, NorthPoint Strategy said: “I’m excited to be joining the team in what is such an important year in British politics. In this period of political flux, the imperative for businesses to adeptly navigate both risks and opportunities is paramount. Amidst an election year, a fragile economy and a turbulent international environment, all eyes are keenly fixed on the potential changes ahead. I'm excited to leverage my decades of experience and guide organisations through this intricate landscape.”

Tommy Sprague, Associate Director, NorthPoint Strategy commented: “I’m excited to be joining the dynamic, ambitious and forward-thinking team at NorthPoint. The team prides itself on providing its clients with an outstanding service and I look forward to providing my insight and expertise as part of that”.

Simon Jennings, Managing Director, NorthPoint Strategy, said: “These appointments come at a time of rapid expansion and growth for our agency. This year we've seen a significant increase in demand for our services, driven by the need for expert guidance. Lord Triesman and Sprague’s extensive political and commercial acumen will help strengthen our client’s ability to understand and navigate the complexities of the dynamic political terrain.”