PLMR pounces for former education select committee chair
Neil Carmichael will provide 'senior counsel' to clients.
Former Conservative MP Neil Carmichael has joined PLMR as a senior adviser after losing his seat in the general election.
Carmichael served as Tory MP for Stroud from 2010 to 2017 and chaired the education select committee from 2015 to 2017.
He makes the move into public affairs after losing out by just over 1200 votes in the election.
PLMR has signed up Carmichael to work one day a week “to provide senior counsel to clients and to contribute to business growth”.
Recent clients of PLMR include Kings College London, Thinking Schools Academy Trust and Durand Academy school in south London.
In a statement, Neil Carmichael said: “I am delighted to be joining PLMR. The combination of being part of a great team and having the opportunity to work with a wide range of clients is going to be stimulating and interesting. With so many areas of public policy being contested, reformed and scrutinised, there will be plenty to do for businesses and professions with ambitions to be modern, responsive and engaged.”
PLMR’s managing director Elin de Zoete said: “Neil brings a wealth of relevant experience to PLMR, from his in-depth knowledge of education, agriculture and Europe, to his detailed understanding of parliamentary process and policy development.”