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Conservatives appoint ex-Express journalist to head PR

LONDON - The Conservative Party has named Nick Wood, the former the political editor at The Express as its new head of news and media.

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A spokesperson for the Conservative Party refused to comment any further on the appointment, simply saying, "We're here to push the politicians."

The position was previously held by Amanda Platell, also a former Express journalist. Platell was closely associated with William Hague, who resigned after his disastrous 2001 general election campaign.

Platell fell from favour after secretly recording an election diary about her work for Hague in the run-up to the election.

Woods worked under Platell during this time, and will now be managing the image of recently-elected Tory leader, Iain Duncan Smith. He was political editor of The Express from 1996 to 1997.

He will have his work cut out for him - a recent survey found that only 47% of young people knew that Duncan Smith had been elected as leader of the opposition.

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