Polly Billington

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Polly Billington is a former special adviser to UK Labour Party leader Ed Miliband from 2007 until 2011. She is now Labour's prospective parliamentary candidate for Thurrock in the 2015 UK general election.


Billington was a journalist at the BBC for 15 years, reporting for the Radio 4 Today programme and was the first ever dedicated political correspondent for Radio 1 Newsbeat.

Billington played a key role as media director in Ed Miliband's successful 2010 Labour Party leadership campaign and worked closely with him on energy and climate change. She was also an adviser to the Party from 2010-2013. [1]

She lives in Grays, Thurrock, and works for a national charity, Citizens Advice. [2]


  1. Polly Billington LinkedIn profile, accessed 21 October 2014
  2. Polly Billington Labour Party, accessed 21 October 2014