- LLM Communications
LLM Communications was a political lobbying firm founded in 1997 by
Neal Lawson, Ben Lucas, and Jonathan Mendelsohn. It had 20 employees and 40 clients. In July 1998 LLM was reported to have saved Tesco £40m by persuading ministers to abandon plans for a supermarket car-park tax. [cite news|url=http://www.guardian.co.uk/Columnists/Column/0,5673,434619,00.html|title=Social justice - that's so old Labour|first=Francis|last=Wheen|date= 7 February 2001|publisher=The Guardian|accessdate=2007-11-29] Lawson left the company at the end of 2004, having become "uneasy" with what "New Labour" was doing within six months of its 1997 election, but remaining long enough to ensure that it would survive.cite web|url=http://www.publicaffairsnews.com/issues/articleview.asp?article_id=200|title=Profile: Reclaiming the Moral Compass|first=Jolyon|last=Kimble|publisher=Public Affairs News|accessdate=2007-11-29] While working for LLM, Jonathan Mendelsohnwas a spokesman and lobbyist for the gambling company PartyGaming. [ [http://www.betsage.com/gamblingnews/17082007/partygamingcommunicator.htm Party Gaming communicator now Labour Party Fundraiser] ]
* [http://www.fd-llm.com/ LLM Communications webpage]
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