| Allegra Stratton |
|Born||Allegra Elizabeth Jane Stratton|
10 April 1980
|Alma mater||Emmanuel College (Cambridge)|
Allegra Stratton (born 10 April 1980) is a British former political aide, writer, and former journalist who served as Downing Street Press Secretary under Boris Johnson from November 2020 to April 2021.
Allegra Stratton worked for The Guardian as a political correspondent until joining the BBC in 2012, where she was political editor of BBC Two's Newsnight from 2012 to 2016. She worked for ITV as national editor of ITV News from 2016 to 2018 and co-presenter of "Peston on Sunday" from 2016 to 2018.
After leaving journalism, Allegra Stratton became a Conservative Party SPAD. She was Chancellor Rishi Sunak's Director of Strategic Communications at the Treasury from April until October 2020 when she became the press secretary for 10 Downing Street. In April 2021 she was appointed as spokesperson for COP26 President Alok Sharma.
Allegra Stratton resigned from this post on 8 December 2021, after footage was released of her at a press conference rehearsal during the COVID-19 lockdown in December 2020, where she joked about a Christmas party at 10 Downing Street with colleagues.
|Document:Parody Britain and the Death of the Fourth Estate||Article||9 December 2021||Mike Small||This is a ruling elite, a governing class that comes from the same strata, shares the same education and is literally inter-married. In this context the idea that such a media can hold the powerful to account is of course laughable. The British media is incestuous and dysfunctional.|