Kentish Express Ashford & District

PM’s fiancée lands job at parks

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Carrie Symonds, the fiancée of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has been given a top job at the Aspinall Foundation - the charity which runs Port Lympne and Howletts wildlife parks.

She has been appointed the foundation’s head of communicat­ions.

The conservati­on charity runs

Port Lympne, near Sellindge, and is headed up by Damian Aspinall, son of the parks’ late founder, John Aspinall.

Mr Aspinall told the Daily Telegraph: “Carrie takes up her new role at an exciting time for the foundation and we are delighted to have someone of her calibre on the team.

“She’s a passionate champion for wildlife and conservati­on, whose energy and expertise will be a huge asset to us.”

An outspoken campaigner for animal rights, Ms Symonds was named “person of the year” by Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).

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