News has reached me, even in Clyde, that the Labour Leader’s office has lost another staff member. A senior researcher who has worked there for eight years is off.
She’s worked for four party leaders and six chiefs of staff, but it seems she isn’t a fan of being shouted at and having the staff blamed by the new Chief of Staff for mistakes made by the Leader. The whispers are she may not be the only one seeking to bail.
It is relatively rare for staff to leave a leader’s office just six months before an election. The general expectation is that if you want to move on you leave the year before an election or just after it – not just before it.