Former Royal and Downing Street PR joins PCC

Charles Anson worked as press secretary for Thatcher and Callaghan.

Charles Anson, a former press secretary to the Queen and Margaret Thatcher, has become the latest member of the Press Complaints Commission.

PCC chairman Lord Hunt announced Anson's appointment as a commissioner this morning, just days after confirming the watchdog was being dissolved and transferred to a new body.

His appointment came after an appointments process to find five new public commissioners was kicked off a year ago.

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