Labour demands resignation of No 10 ally accused of trying to block BBC appointment

Angela Rayner says move by BBC board member Robbie Gibb shows ‘Tory cronyism’ at heart of corporation

Labour is calling for the resignation of a BBC board member with close links to Downing Street after he was accused of trying to block an appointment on political grounds.

The Financial Times reported that Sir Robbie Gibb, who was Theresa May’s communications director during her time as prime minister, cautioned the corporation against appointing Jess Brammar after she became the leading candidate to oversee the broadcaster’s news channels. Brammar, who has been employed by the corporation for much of her career, is a former deputy editor of BBC Newsnight and a former editor of HuffPost UK.

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