|Minister for the Cabinet Office|
|Assumed office |
24 July 2019
|Prime Minister||Boris Johnson|
|Preceded by||David Lidington (as Minister for the Cabinet Office)|
Jesse Norman (as Paymaster General)
|Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office|
9 January 2018 – 24 July 2019
|Prime Minister||Theresa May|
|Preceded by||Caroline Nokes|
|Succeeded by||Simon Hart|
|Member of Parliament|
|Assumed office |
7 May 2015
|Preceded by||James Clappison|
|Born||1 August 1978|
Park Street, Hertfordshire, England
|Alma mater||Trinity Hall, Cambridge|
|Profession||Political special adviser at the CCHQ and 10 Downing Street|
Early life and education
Known as one of the brightest political strategists, Dowden joined the Conservative Research Department in 2004, moving to PR company Hill & Knowlton in 2007, before returning to the Conservative party in 2009. Prior to his selection as Conservative candidate for Hertsmere, he worked as a special adviser, and David Cameron's deputy chief of staff.
Dowden was opposed to Brexit prior to the 2016 referendum.
In January 2018, Dowden was promoted to Parliamentary Secretary to the Cabinet Office, as part of Theresa May's cabinet reshuffle. On 24 July 2019 he was made Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General by incoming Prime Minister Boris Johnson. He was appointed to the Privy Council the next day.
Dowden is married and has two children. He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2015 Dissolution Honours Lists on 27 August 2015.
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- Merrick, Jane (14 October 2012). "'Olive' in charge after No 10 shake-up". The Independent. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
- Goodenough, Tom (16 February 2016). "Which Tory MPs back Brexit, who doesn't and who is still on the fence?". The Spectator. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
- "ORDERS APPROVED AND BUSINESS TRANSACTED AT THE PRIVY COUNCIL HELD BY THE QUEEN AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE ON 25TH JULY 2019" (PDF). Privy Council Office. 2019.
- Prime Minister's Office (27 August 2015). "Press release Dissolution Honours 2015". Gov.uk. Retrieved 30 August 2015.
- Profile at Parliament of the United Kingdom
- Contributions in Parliament at Hansard
- Voting record at Public Whip
- Record in Parliament at TheyWorkForYou
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