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Rishi Sunak appoints ITV journalist Amber de Botton as communications chief

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According to the BBC.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has chosen ITV News journalist Amber de Botton as his new director of communications.

She will leave the broadcaster, where she is head of UK news, to run Downing Street’s media operation.

After ITV’s political editor Robert Peston disclosed that one of his colleagues will be joining the prime minister’s staff, Downing Street confirmed the recruitment.

This was confirmed as removal vans were spotted in Downing Street on Saturday as Mr. Sunak and his family moved into No. 10.

The prime minister, along with his wife and two daughters, previously lived in the flat above No 10 when he was chancellor under Boris Johnson.

Ms. De Botton was previously head of politics at ITV and deputy head of politics at Sky news, after starting her career as a parliamentary reporter.

She will be a special advisor, responsible for selling the merits of the government.

Mr. Peston tweeted that she is “a brilliant news editor and journalist” and “leaves a huge hole at ITV News”.

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