Evans owned ‘75% or more’ of The Campaign Company. Now his wife does
A leaked report has revealed that the Labour Party has commissioned – and must have paid for – campaign advice from The Campaign Company. The report, ironically, warns Labour that it needs to win a bigger share of left-wing voters.
The Campaign Company belonged to the party’s acting general secretary David Evans – with ‘75% or more’ of its shares and voting rights – until he became acting general secretary last year. ‘75% or more’ of the shares and voting rights are now owned by Evans’s wife Aline:
The leaked report bears a ‘TCC’ logo, with the tagline ‘values first’:
A visit to The Campaign Company’s website reveals the same logo and tagline, albeit in black and white:
Two weeks ago, Skwawkbox revealed that Labour had awarded a contract for the use of ‘Anonyvoter‘, a much-criticised online voting system, to a company owned by a Croydon councillor with links to Evans through Evans ally and former Croydon Council leader Tony Newman – without a competitive bidding process, according to the councillor who runs the firm.
Croydon Council also gave business to the company when David Evans ran it. Morgan McSweeney, Keir Starmer’s chief of staff, worked for the Campaign Company for some two years, according to Inside Croydon.
The Labour Party has been contacted for comment and to ask whether a competitive process was used in awarding the work to TCC. The Tories were recently found by a court to have acted unlawfully in relation to contracts awarded to their supporters and donors.
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