Hires at Cogitamus include former Transport Minister Tom Harris

Cogitamus Limited has expanded its public affairs team with a clutch of new hires, including former Transport Minister Tom Harris. Harris , a Labour MP for 14 years, served as Transport Minister from 2006-08, spanning both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown’s governments, with responsibility for rail, light rail, cycling and the trunk road network. After losing his seat in the 2015 election, he started his own consultancy, which he will continue to operate. Harris joins Cogitamus this month as Associate Consultant, alongside two other recently announced new hires – former London Assembly Member Murad Qureshi and freelance consultant Neil Lindsay,…

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Posted Friday, September 15th, 2017 at 4:42 pm | Filed under News

Joint Parliamentary Air Quality Inquiry – what’s happening?

With much fanfare in late March, it was announced that four parliamentary select committees – Environment Audit, Environment Food & Rural Affairs, Health and Transport – were to undertake a joint inquiry into the environmental issue of the day – improving our air quality. The aim was to give the issue a holistic approach that the subject matter warrants and deserves. Yet while we have had a General Election intervene, we have not heard much at all about the progress of the joint Committee inquiry since polling day. Since then we have had an announcement from the new Secretary of…

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Posted Sunday, September 10th, 2017 at 1:57 pm | Filed under News