Chief publicist for Rishi Sunak has resigned, citing the “right time to move on” as her reason.

The main spin doctor for Rishi Sunak at Downing Street has resigned after only a year on the job.

A veteran broadcast journalist, Amber de Botton was hired as the Prime Minister’s director of communications just days after he took office in Downing Street.
She was a special adviser, not a neutral public official, therefore she could defend the government’s activities and criticize the opposition.

It’s been a tremendous honor to serve as the Prime Minister’s director of communications, but I feel the timing is now right for me to pursue other opportunities.

Ms. de Botton announced her departure from her position as the Prime Minister’s head of communications in a post she made on X (formerly known as Twitter).

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I’d want to use this forum to express my appreciation to the Prime Minister for all of his help and direction.

His crew is hardworking and diligent because he instills those traits in them. I’d also like to express my appreciation to my coworkers; although working at No. 10 is stressful and difficult, they always do a fantastic job.

After spending five years as Sky News’ deputy head of politics, Ms. de Botton moved on to ITV News, where she first served as head of politics and later as head of news.

The Prime Minister’s Office press secretary, Nerissa Chesterfield, will take over from her, according to the PA news agency.
Ms. Chesterfield got her start in the field at the Institute of Economic Affairs before being recruited by Mr. Sunak early in his stint as chancellor to work on his communications team at the Treasury.

Ms de Botton’s resignation comes a day after Mr Sunak announced minor changes to his ministerial team following the resignation of Defence Secretary Ben Wallace, who stepped aside from frontline politics.
One of the Prime Minister’s closest cabinet allies, Grant Shapps, was appointed as Defence Secretary, which was considered as a minor reset before the next general election.

Many speculate that there will be major personnel changes in the near future.
On Thursday it was also announced that UK Music CEO Jamie Njoku-Goodwin will be leaving his position after three years to take up the position of director of strategy in the office of the Prime Minister.
Since September 2020, Mr. Njoku-Goodwin has been the organization’s director. Prior to that, he served in a number of government positions, including as an assistant to former minister Matt Hancock and at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport.

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