Adrian Lithgow

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Adrian Lithgow is the managing director of George Berkeley Public Relations and a former head of media and election candidate for UKIP.


Lithgow has worked in the media for the West Lancs Evening Gazette, Sunday Mercury, Mail on Sunday, Sunday Business and BusinessAge.

He then moved in to communications, as head of corporate, financial and professional services at Lehmann Communications.

Between 2005 and 2007 he was head of media for the UK Independence Party, working with Nigel Farage "to widen the appeal of UKIP from a single issue to a mainstream political party with a broad spectrum of policies".

In September 2006 he was appointed managing director of George Berkeley Public Relations, who include UKIP as a client.

Since 2010 he has also been an editor at BastideLife.[1]


Lithgow stood in the 2005 general election as the UKIP candidate for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton. He came 4th with 3,276 (8.0%) of the vote.[2]

Racist allegations

In 2007 it was alleged that Lithgow drunkenly hurled racist insults, threatened with an umbrella and threw a pasty at staff at London Victoria station.[3]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Adrian Lithgow Linkedin, accessed 29 October 2014
  2. Adrian Lithgow: Electoral history and profile The Guardian, accessed 29 October 2014
  3. Mike Sullivan UKIP chief's racist pasty attack The Sun, 4 October 2007, accessed 29 October 2014