James Gurling

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James Gurling is managing director of British lobbying agency MHP Communications and a member of the UK Liberal Democrats federal executive.

He previously worked with Hanover Communications. [1]

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Gurling has previously worked for Liberal Democrat party leaders Paddy Ashdown and Charles Kennedy.

He served 12 years as a local Lib Dem councillor in a range of positions including as Chair of the Planning Committee, and is currently a member of the Party’s federal executive.


James is a communications consultant with over 20 years experience in strategic regulatory and public affairs counsel. His career includes in-house, agency and in the regional media. From broadcasting to bread making, termination rates to taxation, James has a successful track record in transforming complex regulatory challenges into achievable public policy objectives.



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  • IGas Energy - acquisition of Australian fracking company Dart Energy, which has interests in Scotland, was handled by MHP Financial team

Resources and Notes


See: Fracking lobbying firms


  1. http://www.mhpc.com/corporate-affairs/meet/james-gurling/ James Gurling], MHP Communications website, undated, accessed 11 Dec 2014