Prior to joining Lexington, Declan McHugh was Director of Strategic Planning for the Labour Party. Between 2006 and 2010 he worked in government as special adviser to Rt Hon Jack Straw MP, providing advice on issues across the legal, constitutional and justice sector. He has also acted as a political adviser to Rt Hon Harriet Harman MP, Rt Hon Sadiq Khan MP and Rt Hon Lord Falconer of Thoroton. He provides political insight and strategic advice to clients in a number of sectors.