Recently I exposed some concerns with Environment Commissioner Jan Wrightâs claim that she was independent.
One of those concerns was the fact one of her key staff members is Rob Egan, a former Communications Advisor for the EMPU. It is believed that Egan is a blogger on the Standard â aka Irish Bill.
Well, today I can reveal more staffing issues that bring Jan Wrightâs âindependenceâ claim even further under the spotlight.
The general manager of Jan Wrightâs office is Sarah Clark, who before taking up that role, spent nine years as the Director of the Labour Partyâs Communications Unit. Take a look for yourself.Â
According to her Linkedin profile, Clarkâs job description for the political position with the Labour Party was:
âProviding Labour MPs with high quality support and information.â
I wonder if she took that job description with her to Jan Wrightâs office.
So to sum up, here we have a supposedly âindependentâ commissioner for the environment who has hired two Labour Party flunkies to help provide a balanced non-political view.
So next time, Jan Wright comes out criticising a Government policy, just remember who works in her office, and where their loyalties are.