Morgan McSweeney

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(political campaigner)
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BornMorgan James McSweeney
April 1977
Macroom, Ireland
Alma materMiddlesex University
Founder ofCenter for Countering Digital Hate

Employment.png Keir Starmer's Chief of Staff

In office
April 2020 - 19 June 2021
EmployerLabour Party

Employment.png Director

In office
19 October 2018 - 6 April 2020
EmployerCenter for Countering Digital Hate

Employment.png Managing Director

In office
June 2017 - Present
EmployerLabour Together

Employment.png Political Adviser

In office
November 2009 - November 2012
EmployerLocal Government Association

Employment.png Director of Communities

In office
October 2007 - November 2009
EmployerThe Campaign Company

Employment.png Campaign Organiser

In office
June 2001 - May 2006
EmployerLabour Party

Morgan McSweeney is the former Chief of Staff for Leader of the Labour Party Sir Keir Starmer[1] who founded Brixton Endeavours Ltd in October 2018 (renamed the Center for Countering Digital Hate on 30 August 2019) and has been Managing Director at Labour Together since June 2017.[2]

Campaign manager

Morgan McSweeney was Keir Starmer's campaign manager in the 2020 Labour Party leadership contest. He worked on Liz Kendall's leadership campaign in 2015, though that shouldn't be held against him as everyone who has worked with him says he is smart and highly able. He had also worked with Lisa Nandy in the Labour Together group, which carried out a review of the UK/2019 General Election loss.[3]

Employed by David Evans

From 2007 to 2009, McSweeney was employed as Director of Communities at The Campaign Company, founded and run by David Evans, General Secretary of the Labour Party.

Silencing The Canary

On 1 December 2020, Andrew Feinstein tweeted:[4]

For six months, SFFN had been trying to demonetise The Canary by lobbying companies to remove advertisements from its website.
The Canary can now reveal that Morgan McSweeney, Keir Starmer’s chief of staff, launched the organisation that now runs SFFN.[5]

Future candidates

The Labour Party/Future Candidates Programme/2021 to 2022 will mould the Labour Party for many decades to come. The Times reported that McSweeney had been put in charge of the process by Keir Starmer himself.[6]