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18 September 2013updated 26 Sep 2015 11:31am

Ed Miliband’s Old Etonian fightback

The Sunday Telegraph's Political Editor Patrick Hennessy is to join Ed Miliband's team as Deputy Director of Communications.

By media mole

Time is running out for politicians who want to give their team that extra edge only an Old Etonian can provide.

Ed Miliband has just become the latest to snap one up, in the form of Patrick Hennessy, who is leaving his post as the Sunday Telegraph’s Political Editor to become Ed’s Deputy Director of Communications.

Has Ed decided he needs one of Cameron’s own schoolfellows on Team Labour if he’s to come out on top at PMQs? Or will we suddenly see a drop-off in the number of “toff” jokes now that Ed has one of his very own?

But don’t worry, politicians, the lobby hasn’t yet been depleted of all potential Old Etonian staffers. As far as this Mole is aware, the BBC’s James Landale and the Sun’s Tom Newton-Dunn are still open to offers.

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