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Ex Stormont spin doctor David Gordon lands top health service job

David Gordon

A former editor of the BBC's Stephen Nolan Show has landed a top job as spin doctor for the health service in Northern Ireland.

David Gordon will be the director of communications for the Health and Social Care (HSC) service.

Mr Gordon was previously the Executive Press secretary, a £74,000-a-year position controversially created by First Minister Arlene Foster and the late Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.

Mr Gordon - author of The Fall Of The House Of Paisley - is also the former political editor of the Belfast Telegraph.

HSC is the publicly funded service which provides public health and other social care services in Northern Ireland.

Mr Gordon will have his work cut out, as Northern Ireland's health service faces crisis at the moment. Public anger over cutbacks has only been exacerbated by fury at the lack of political leadership in Stormont.

Belfast Telegraph