A new government means a new SpAd list and Guido’s handy resource of political appointments is starting to take shape. There are still a few gaps missing and we will be updating as and when news of the remaining hires comes in.
Guido’s SpAd list can be read here.
Also getting SpAds are Priti Patel, Anna Soubry, Grant Shapps and Brandon Lewis.
Downing Street has been bolstered with the high profile appointments of Camilla Cavendish as policy chief and Mats Persson to advise on Europe, as well as taking super-SpAd Sheridan Westlake over from DCLG.
Meanwhile the CCHQ talent pool has been dredged, with Conservative Research Department chief Alex Dawson off to work for Theresa May and several party press officers getting government jobs. Head of Broadcast Carrie Symonds moves up to spin for Whitto at DCMS, while Deputy Head of Press Ben Mascall will be keeping Michael “back stabber’ Fallon on a leash.
Internally, super-sleuth Andrew Goodfellow steps up to the coveted Head of the Conservative Research Department gig. You may not have heard of him but you’ve certainly read his work…
Help us fill in the gaps by emailing news of other appointments to firstname.lastname@example.org.