The Electoral Commission

The independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK

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Craig Westwood

Craig Westwood, Director of Communications and ResearchDirector of Communications and Research

Craig joined the Electoral Commission in August 2016.

Between February 2013 and July 2016, Craig was a Partner at the corporate communications agency Pagefield, leading corporate affairs accounts for clients ranging from major multi-national brands to small charities. These included AB InBev, Kellogg’s and HS1 Ltd, the British Library, the Fundraising Regulator and the Roddick Foundation.

He spent the preceding 10 years in the Civil Service, in a series of policy roles in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Department of Health, concluding with three years as Private Secretary to the Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries. Before joining the Civil Service, Craig worked in corporate press offices including at Fourth Estate publishers and at the British Library.

Craig is a trustee of the arts charity Poet in the City, which creates new audiences for poetry through a programme of events, commissions and education work.

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