Ayesha Hazarika Leaves Job As Ed Milband's Spokesperson
Ed Miliband's joke-writer-in-chief and spokesperson has left her job, as the Labour leader faces questions over his performance.
Ayesha Hazarika has taken up a new role as chief of staff to Harriet Harman. The former comedienne previously served as director of communications for Harman while the deputy Labour leader was temporarily in charge of the party last year..
The move was revealed following this week's prime minister's questions, in which Miliband was widely seen to have been out-gagged by David Cameron.
While Miliband had a joke lined up comparing Nick Clegg and the prime minister's relationship to a troubled marriage, Cameron gazumped him by saying at least their relationship wasn't as bad as the one Miliband has with his brother.
However a spokesperson for Miliband told Guido Fawkes on Thursday that she had not been sacked. "She was doing a really good job. It was her decision to leave and she will still help with PMQS," they said.