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Hendon MP Matthew Offord splits with newly-appointed campaign manager before election battle with Labour's Andrew Dismore
Hendon MP Matthew Offord has split with his campaign manager after just four months.
Andrew Kirby, who was hired by the Hendon Conservative Association rather than directly by Mr Offord, quit suddenly this week.
The political adviser had begun managing Mr Offord’s bid to retain his seat against long-term Labour rival Andrew Dismore at the 2015 General Election .
Mr Kirby told the Times Series he could not comment on rumours of a rift, claiming he was leaving his post for personal reasons.
Val Duschinsky, chairman of the Hendon Conservative Association, said the group had no immediate plans to replace Mr Kirby, who was the group’s first-ever campaign manager.
She said: “We might well look to fill it again but we’ll see how things work out. We wish Andrew the best of luck – things are very amicable.”
Mr Kirby was also due to assist with campaigns for Tory councillors at the next local elections in May.
But Ms Duschinsky said those campaigns would be unaffected. She said: “The local elections are largely a practice for the general election so this is not going to make a huge difference – we have other staff.”
A representative for Mr Offord said she could not comment on Mr Kirby's departure.
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