Jaine Chisholm Caunt

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Jaine Chisholm Caunt is the Secretary General of the Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association.1 She was appointed in September 2011.2
Before the TMA, Chisholm was Director of Stakeholder & Policy at Cogent, “the Sector Skills Council for the UK chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nuclear, petroleum, polymer and oil & gas industries”.3

Links to Conservative Party

Chisholm Caunt has unsuccessfully stood as a Conservative election candidate several times, and was reportedly on the Conservative Party’s ‘A-list’ in 2007.4
When she stood for election to become the Conservative Party’s candidate for Southport in 2007, the local paper said she had “already made the finals of Conservative selection contests in three North West constituencies”.4 One of them was Morecambe and Lunesdale.5
She also appears to have stood for election as a councillor for the Norwood constituency in Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council in 2007. Again, she was unsuccessful.6

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  1. TMA, About us, TMA website, undated, accessed 31 January 2012
  2. Talking Retail, ‘TMA announces Jaine Chisholm Caunt as secretary general’, 5 September 2011, accessed 31 January 2012
  3. LinkedIn, Jaine Chisholm Caunt, undated, accessed 31 January 2012
  4. abRobert Alcock, ‘Tory candidates set out their stall’, Southport Visiter, 31 August 2007, accessed 31 January 2012
  5. ConservativeHome website, Final four for Morecambe and Lunesdale, 24 March 2007, accessed 31 January 2012
  6. SCRUTINY AND REVIEW COMMITTEE, Public Document Pack, Sefton Council, 1 April 2008, accessed 31 January 2012