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by GK Strategy 6th November, 2014
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What does the 2015 General Election mean for our Business?

As we move closer to the general election we are frequently asked if elections are good or bad for a business like ours.

The fact is we thrive on political change as this creates both opportunity and risk for our clients.

In the run-up to the election, there is a final flurry of business from the sitting Ministers, keen to finish pet projects and secure legacy.

Alongside this manifestos are being completed and the political agendas for the next five years being set. Now is a good time to engage with the next wave of Ministers, before the gatekeepers in the civil service get to work.

As we move into the final few months, it is also an opportune time for businesses and campaigners to contact vote-hungry local MPs and ask them to sign up to vote-winning election pledges.

Finally the first few months post-election is when campaign themes are turned into policy by civil servants. This is the most critical time in the political cycle to shape thinking and implementation.

Here at GK we are continuing to build our team – notably with the recent arrival of Former Minister, Phil Hope – and our relationships as 2015 approaches.

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