Neil Wallis’s work for Tories pushes crisis closer to David Cameron | Politics | The Guardian
Neil Wallis helped Andy Coulson, the prime minister’s director of communications, in 2009, as they prepared for the election campaign.
A source said Wallis worked on a “short-term project” believed to have lasted around a week, although he did not receive payment. It is understood Wallis, who was Coulson’s deputy when he edited the News of the World, was advising on how best to get coverage in tabloid newspapers on a “specific” policy proposal.
It is not known whether Wallis attended Conservative party headquarters, and the party would not disclose details about the issue on which he worked. A party source said it had nothing to do with phone hacking. “It was uncontroversial,” he said.