CIPR Public Affairs ‘Sage of Westminster’ winner announced
Rebecca Yates wins with most accurate prediction of the General Election result
CIPR Public Affairs has announced that Rebecca Yates, Stakeholder and Communications Officer for Smart Energy GB, and also Chair of the CIPRPA Young Professionals, won the ‘Sage of Westminster’ competition with the most accurate prediction of the General Election result.
The competition was kindly sponsored by Horseferry Public Affairs.
Rebecca predicted a Conservative Government with a majority of 10 – just two short of the actual majority achieved by David Cameron.
After a fierce competition and a fascinating election campaign it is with great delight that we announce Rebecca Yates as the winner of the ‘Sage of Westminster’ title. It is a happy coincidence that Rebecca has been a committed member of the Young Professionals and is now involved in Public Affairs Group. Clearly the Committee’s recruitment policy is much better than its ability to accurately predict elections.
Rebecca can claim deserved credit for correctly predicting an outcome only a couple of seats short of final Conservative majority. Considering how many commentators and polling companies were proved wrong, it might be worth asking for Rebecca’s prediction of the upcoming EU referendum.
I am delighted to be the winner of this award. It was an exciting and unpredictable election and a difficult one to call.
Rebecca Yates wins £100 in Amazon vouchers as her prize and the kudos of her peers.