Leave.EU are delighted to welcome Richard Murphy to its senior team
Richard has been appointed as Director of Field Campaigning and begins work immediately.
Richard, a former Head of Conservative Party Campaigning, will act in a consultancy role and guide all of Leave.EU’s grassroots campaigning.
Richard left Vote Leave last month and will now bolster the Leave.EU team in its move towards designation with the Electoral Commission.
Speaking soon after his appointment, Richard commented:
"We have a massive task ahead of us. Building a strong and effective grassroots organisation will be fundamental to getting the ultimate victory that we all crave so much."
"It is very clear that a lot of excellent work by Leave.EU has been done already and I am really looking forward to helping the team build on that success. Leave.EU have already set up over 300 local groups and they are best placed to run an effective ground campaign. The campaign to leave the EU can only be won outside of Westminster so a vibrant professional grassroots organisation is critical".
Andy Wigmore, Director of Communications for Leave.EU said:
"We are delighted to welcome one of the UK's most experienced campaigners to the Leave.eu team. We recognise, as does he, that the grassroots campaign is crucial to the campaigns success and essential to demonstrate to the Electoral Commission that Leave.Eu has the right people in place to be recognised as the leading organisation to get designation."