Nigel Stanley has been Head of Campaigns and Communications at the TUC since May 1997, and was the TUC's first Parliamentary Officer from 1994 until his promotion.
The Campaigns and Communications department is responsible for the TUC's media relations, parliamentary lobbying, publications, event and exhibition organisation and campaigning. He was secretary to the General Council's Promoting Trade Unionism Task Group.
From 1992 to 1994 he freelanced in public affairs, research and journalism where his client list included the Shopping Hours Reform Council, the European Commission, the Labour Party and a number of MPs.
He worked at the House of Commons from 1983 to 1992, first for Robin Cook and then for Bryan Gould on research, press relations and campaign management.
Before this he was the Organising Secretary of the Labour Co-ordinating Committee from its launch in 1978.
He graduated in electronics from Southampton University in 1976, before a year as a sabbatical students union officer, a year post-graduate teacher training and a year as Chair of the National Organisation of Labour Students.
He was born in West London in 1955, and attended Westminster City School.
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