Mr Purnell was head of corporate planning at the BBC between 1995 and 1997. Bright and personable, he is spoken of as a rising star of the Labour Party. He is a Blairite member of the up-and-coming group of young Labour MPs which has found favour with Mr Brown's inner circle.Update: More on James Purnell from BBC News.
Friday, June 29, 2007
James Purnell has replaced Tessa Jowell as Secretary of State at the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS). Ben Russell in The Independent writes: