Chris Winslow, founded Green-Haus in 2002 after having been a former special adviser to the late First Minister Donald Dewar, where he worked in his policy unit. He was also head of policy and message for Scottish Labour during the 2001 General election.
He was also involved in an investigation in the year 2000 by the Parliamentary standards commissioner. This was when a complaint was lodged to the commissioner that John Reid MP and John Maxton MP had employed three parliamentary researchers who had subsequently worked full-time in election campaigns for the Labour Party. This would have been a clear breach of parliamentary rules. The complaint was not upheld, however. Mr Winslow was one of the researchers, he was employed by John Maxton MP. The other two researchers concerned were employed by Dr Reid. They were Suzanne Hilliard and Dr Reid's son Kevin Reid. Incidentally, Jamie Maxton, John Maxton's son is today an employee of Green-Haus.
Selling of Council housing?
- I'M told former junior executive spin doctor Chris Winslow resurfaced recently. He was appointed to some senior campaign job for the Government's scheme to convince Glasgow council tenants that they'd never get a thing done to their hooses unless they went private - sorry, voted to leave council ownership. The croneyism rumours have started already.
- The parliamentary report can be found at: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200001/cmselect/cmstnprv/89/8902.htm
- The Express, April 18, 2002 Pg. 24 HEADLINE: INSIDE HOLYROOD; INSIDE HOLYROOD BYLINE: RON MACKENNA