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Claire MacAleese


Claire has worked on a number of high-profile, highly effective industrial and manufacturing campaigns. Before joining Cogitamus in 2010, Claire was Special Adviser to two Transport Secretaries, providing strategic communications, media and policy handling for Ministers, as well as managing…

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Queen’s Speech, 18 May 2016

By Garvan Walshe, Director, Cogitamus Limited With the EU referendum the main political event of the year, and the Government’s survival dependent on winning it, the legislative agenda has receded in importance. It, however, includes a number of important measures. Legislative Programme Prison reforms, which will focus prison on rehabilitation, implemented in new “reform prisons” are by far the most significant measure in the legislative programme. Conservative Party policy since 2008, these were set aside during the Coalition government but have been revived by Michael Gove. The Prime Minister gave them his explicit endorsement this spring. As part of devolution…

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Cogitamus has provided efficient and effective support supplementing our own public affairs capability at a time of intense activity. We have always found Mark Walker and his team to be professional and quick to respond to our needs, providing an impressive bespoke service. Their excellent Westminster contacts and informed counsel have proved to be an invaluable resource. We would have no hesitation in working with Cogitamus in the future or, indeed, in recommending their services to other organisations.