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Press Club to welcome lobby ‘legend’ to first luncheon since pandemic

Nigel MorrisA Westminster lobby “legend” who once worked for a regional daily is to be guest speaker at a Birmingham Press Club luncheon.

Nigel Morris will speak at the luncheon, the club’s first since the start of the coronavirus epidemic.

Nigel, pictured, was a lobby correspondent for 30 years and retired in July as political editor of i.

He previously worked for The Independent, the Daily Mirror and the Birmingham Post.

Nigel has been described by Hugo Gye, his successor at the i, as a “legend amongst lobby correspondents”.

Press Club president Bob Warman, who will chair a Q and A session with Nigel, said: “Nigel has had a successful career spanning 30 years and we are delighted to welcome him as guest speaker at the first celebrity luncheon we have been able to hold since the start of Covid-19.

“As to what Parliamentary secrets and gossip he will divulge we shall just have to wait and see.”

The luncheon will take place on Thursday 28 October at the Park Regis Hotel, in Birmingham.

Tickets are priced at £30 and may be booked by emailing Fred Bromwich at fred.bromwich@btinternet.com.