Roz Preston

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Roz Preston is a former part-time special adviser to the Labour Party.[1]


Originally an aide to Tony Blair while he was Shadow Home Secretary, in 1997 Preston was transferred to a role working for Cherie Blair; a position recalled here by her colleague Fiona Millar:

If Cherie signalled her intention to do things differently early on, a lot of things changed inside Downing Street, too. Following the precedent set by Norma Major, who fought for a part-time secretary paid for by the government, former Blair aide Roz Preston and I were taken on as a job share to deal with the diary and thousands of letters she started to receive - a job I subsequently did full-time. The whole nature of the events programme was changed as we opened it up to scores of small, low-key charities and ensured that all the big government events were attended by managers and workers from the public sector and not just the great and the good.[2]

Preston is the wife of the Labour-supporting record industry mogul John Preston.[3]

Contact, Resources, Notes


  1. Info-Dynamics Research, "Where are they now? The 1997/1998 Special Advisers to the Labour Government", GMB: April 2006 Briefing, p24, accessed 12.09.10
  2. Fiona Millar, "Being Cherie", 16.09.04, accessed 15.09.10
  3. Martin McElwee, "The Great and the Good? The rise of the new class", Centre for Policy Studies, p56, accessed 15.09.10