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Labour Deploys Goldman Alum to Repair UK Business Relations

  • Jim O’Neill will help craft the opposition party’s growth plan
  • Measures target ground that Conservatives have cultivated
Jim O'Neill

Jim O'Neill

Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

A former Conservative minister and Goldman Sachs chief economist has crossed the political divide to help Britain’s Labour opposition in its bid to win over the business community.

Jim O’Neill, who served as a Treasury minister in David Cameron and Theresa May’s governments, is among a number of business figures joining a review into UK startups that is being launched by shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves on Thursday.