Prime Minister: Former Members

Prime Minister written question – answered on 27th February 2018.

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

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

Photo of Theresa May Theresa May The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party

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. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/special-adviser-data-releases-numbers-and-costs-december-2017

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