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Former Preston Councillor launches political consultancy business

Posted on - 4th October, 2023 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, People, Politics, Preston News
Charlotte Leach
Charlotte Leach

A former Preston City Councillor has launched a communications consultancy offering political advice to the private sector. 

Charlotte Leach will provide a wide range of communications services in Lancashire, including PR support, media relations, crisis comms, reputational management and political intelligence and advice.

Leach served as the Councillor for Garrison Ward between 2014 and 2018 and was elected at just aged 22, making her the youngest Councillor on the council at that time. 

Since leaving her role on the council, Charlotte stood for election in Cheshire and has worked both in house and at agency. She specialises in housing, infrastructure, renewables, regeneration, retail and leisure.

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Speaking about the new business launch, Charlotte said: “I am thrilled to be back in my home county of Lancashire, working with key businesses across Preston and beyond.

“My time on the council provided me with invaluable experience and insight that will help me support local businesses with their external affairs activity.”

During her time in public office, Charlotte has also been outspoken campaigner on the issue of the abuse of politicians, particularly women, having been subject to a number of incidents over the years that have required police intervention.

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