Lizzie Loudon

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Alma materUniversity of Edinburgh
British corporate propagandist with previous experience as press secretary to British prime minister Theresa May.

Lizzie Loudon was appointed as press secretary to British prime minister Theresa May in July 2016. [1] She left ahead of May's snap general election in June 2017, and shortly afterward joined Hanbury Strategy, a new Brexit lobbying outfit set up by two former aides to David Cameron and Michael Gove.

From 2020, she is working for The Blakeney Group, a consultancy "on a mission to solve the world’s most complex communication challenges, building brands, changing attitudes, shaping policies, and starting movements" through "communication strategy, public affairs, media relations, reputation management, and digital engagement."[2] (Which probably among other tricks means creating astroturf movements, sending pre-made articles to corporate journalists and dominating social media online with bots).


Loudon studied Social Anthropology and Politics at the University of Edinburgh. [3]


Loudon was previously a media adviser to Iain Duncan Smith, former UK secretary of state at the Department for Work and Pensions, from 2013 [4] until his resignation in March 2016. [5]

She subsequently joined the Vote Leave communications team, responsible for coordinating appearances, interviews and speeches of key figures in the campaign. [6]


Before becoming Smith's personal media adviser, Loudon was a special adviser for the Department for Work and Pensions from September 2012 until December 2013. [3]


  1. Who's who in team Theresa May, BBC News, 14 July 2016, 13 December 2016.
  3. a b Lizzie Loudon LinkedIn profile, accessed 22 September 2014.
  4. HM Government July 2014, Dods Monitoring, accessed 22 September 2014
  5. Iain Duncan Smith quits over planned disability benefit changes, BBC News, 19 March 2016, accessed 13 December 2016.
  6. SpAd movements: ex-IDS aide joines Vote Leave, Order-Order, accessed 13 December 2016.