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Lord Andrew Adonis is a politician and former journalist who held several key roles in government during the Labour party’s time in government. Lord Adonis joined the Financial Times in 1991, before moving to the Observer as a political columnist. Prime Minister Tony Blair appointed Lord Adonis to work with the Number 10 Special Policy Unit as an adviser, before later becoming head of the unit. Lord Adonis held further roles in government, including Minister for State Education, Minister of State for Transport, before joining Gordon Brown’s cabinet as Secretary of State for Transport.
Lord Adonis was an important figure for the Labour party in trying to broker a deal with the Liberal Democrats after the 2010 election. He later published the book 5 Days in May: The Coalition and Beyond, describing the period from an insider perspective.
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