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The Public Affairs Guide to Wales

by Daran Hill

The Public Affairs Guide to Wales Synopsis

The Public Affairs Guide to Wales is the essential handbook for organisations seeking to effectively and ethically lobby the Welsh Government and the National Assembly (Senedd), and is packed with invaluable advice on devising public affairs strategies and campaigns that achieve success on a limited budget. Daran Hill's step-by-step guide - for private, public and third sector organisations - expertly strips away the mysteries and misconceptions of engaging with the Welsh Government, Opposition parties, as well as with individual AMs, committees and the civil service, and will empower campaigners to maximise their influence and to ensure their voice is heard by comprehensively explaining how to: develop an effective public affairs strategy; identify the correct policy and legislative context via effective monitoring and by developing good relations with key policy makers; fully engage with the legislative processes in the Senedd; influence Senedd committees and cross-party groups; create, organise and undertake a public affairs programme most appropriate for your organisation including hosting parliamentary receptions, attending party conferences, working with the media and joint-working with partner organisations.

The Public Affairs Guide to Wales Press Reviews

'There can be no one better than Daran Hill to clearly set out the ways in which the political landscape in Wales differs from the rest of the UK. Having watched the unfolding of devolution so closely, he clearly highlights the nuances of the Welsh political system, and uses his trademark analytical style to bring it to life.' Fay Jones, Chair of Public Affairs Cymru; 'What makes Daran an effective, influential and leading lobbyist, is his profound professionalism, a clear sense of objective, his ethical approach and a personal interest in many of the issues he deals with.' Jack Sargeant AM; 'Daran Hill is to Welsh Politics as the grit is to an Oyster. The Oyster needs the grit to form a precious pearl. Welsh Politics needs gritty people like Daran to challenge, support and stretch our Parliamentary development.' Angela Burns, AM; 'The Public Affairs Guide to Wales, with its detailed technical know-how and reliable political insight, is the go-to point of reference for all those working to improve Wales, for the better.' John Pockett, from his Preface; 'A valuable handbook on effective - and ethical - lobbying...It also provides distinctive insights into a democracy that is still developing.' Leighton Andrews, from his Foreword.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781860571428
Publication date: 5th December 2019
Author: Daran Hill
Publisher: Welsh Academic Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 266 pages
Categories: Pressure groups & lobbying, Politics & government,

About Daran Hill

Daran Hill is widely recognised as the most authoritative public affairs consultant in Wales and is Managing Director at Positif Politics, the leading public affairs agency he founded in 2006. Highly respected across the political spectrum, Daran led the successful Yes for Wales referendum campaign in 1997 that secured devolution, the 2011 campaign that won primary legislative powers for the Assembly, and is a former Chair of Public Affairs Cymru (PAC).

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