| Ben Nunn |
(lobbyist, SPAD, spin doctor)
Ben Nunn is a former private healthcare lobbyist and Special Adviser to Labour Party MPs Heidi Alexander and Sir Keir Starmer. On 4 April 2020, upon Starmer's election as Leader of the Labour Party, Ben Nunn was appointed Labour's Executive Director of Strategy and Communications in succession to Seumas Milne.
On 6 April 2020, David Lindsay blogged:
Keir Starmer is Pharma Starmer. Not only that, but he refuses to be in any way accountable for that sorry fact. He simply refuses to discuss Ben Nunn, who has passed seamlessly from having been Starmer's Special Adviser to being the Labour Party's Director of Communications.
Nunn was previously, and indeed very recently, the Associate Director of Incisive Health. That is a major driver of NHS privatisation, and it was founded by Bill Morgan Special Adviser to former Health Secretary Andrew Lansley. So there we are. Pharma Starmer.
Health Service Journal
Ben Nunn has written a series of articles published by the HSJ:
- What the Labour leader candidates will say about the NHS, 10 August 2015
- No party should feel comfortable with their NHS position yet, 30 October 2014
- Incisive Health - The state of health: Who won the health debate at this year’s party conferences?, 30 October 2014
- Where does dementia policy go next?, 10 December 2013