Tim Collins / Top Cat

With a Conservative press officer accidentally forwarding Scrapbook an email revealing a strategy to “just ignore” awkward questions about a murder arrest warrant for a Tory councillor in Lancashire, the identity of the intended recipient, cited in the email as ‘TC’, has remained a mystery:

Abdul Aziz: Tory press office email

But a reader has been in touch to suggest a possible candidate.  The Conservatives’ regional press operation is overseen by none other than deputy director of communications Tim CollinsPR Week reported at the time of his hiring in July:

“Among his roles will be overseeing regional strategy, with the party looking to boost its regional team of just two with an additional press officer for the South West.”

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