Alistair Thompson is the Managing Director of Media Intelligence Partners.
Since joining the company in 2007 he has worked with some of the UK’s leading think tanks, high profile corporate clients and politicians.
He specialises in developing bespoke public relations and public affairs campaigns for political and campaigning organisations. He works closely with and advises several leading charities and political figures, including Phillip Blond, the Centre for Social Justice, Care Not Killing, Addaction, CMF and several parliamentarians.
Alistair also works closely with several organisations campaigning to protect freedom of speech and religious rights. He oversaw the launch of the highly successful Reform Section 5 Campaign and has helped to publicise cases of religious intolerance in the UK and abroad.
Prior to joining MIP Alistair was the PR and Marketing Co-ordinator at the Jubilee Sailing Trust, which pioneered sailing with physically disabled and able bodied adults, aboard two squared rigged tall ships, Lord Nelson and Tenacious.
He began his career as a journalist in Portsmouth and was a regular media commentator on local TV.
Alistair has been at the sharp end of politics running both general election and local election campaigns since the 1990s. He stood for Parliament in the West Bromwich East constituency in the 2010 general election.
He is an elected councillor for Hilsea Ward in the City of Portsmouth, winning elections in 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2011. Alistair is currently a senior member of the Conservative Group on the council. In the past he has been the Conservative Spokesman for Education, Children & Families and Education.