Cabinet Office: Former Members

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 21st March 2018.

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Photo of Luke Pollard Luke Pollard Labour/Co-operative, Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many former Conservative Members of Parliament who were defeated at the 2017 general election and who now work in his Department were appointed after a publicly advertised and open recruitment process.

Photo of Oliver Dowden Oliver Dowden The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

Special advisers are appointed in accordance with the rules on the appointment of Special Advisers set out in the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010, and in line with the Ministerial Code and the Special Adviser Code of Conduct.

A named list of all special advisers was published in December, as per the Written Ministerial Statement of 14 December 2017, Official Report, HCWS352.

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