UK: Ed Miliband calls in Obama’s election guru David Axelrod to lead 2015 campaign, spells his name wrong

Labour website misspells new strategic adviser’s name – it named his as Alexrod, instead of Axelrod

Labour have hired a spin doctor credited with masterminding Barack Obama’s election victories but in an embarrassing blunder misspelled his name on the press release announcing his appointment.

David Axelrod, a former top political adviser to Bill Clinton who helped propel the current US President into the White House and keep him there, confirmed his surprise new job with the Labour Party last night.

In a brief interview yesterday Mr Axelrod indicated he had signed up to Ed Miliband’s message about the ‘cost of living crisis’ and believed the Labour leader had a chance of winning next year’s General Election.

The move will be seen in some quarters as a last roll of the dice for Mr Miliband, whose lead in the polls has fallen in recent weeks…