Chris Brannigan

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Chris Brannigan

Chris Brannigan wss a special adviser to prime minister Theresa May and government relations director at Number 10, from September 2016 to June 2017. [1]

In this role, Brannigan was in charge of liaising with civil society, interest groups and business to communicate government policy. [2]

A month after leaving government, Brannigan set up Kingsgat Political Communications in July 2017. However, his Linkedin profile indicates that he is employed by lobbying firm UK Policy Group, which is a sister firm of US lobbying agency Definers Public Affairs.[3]

Former soldier in Iraq

Brannigan is a former lieutenant colonel for the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards , and commanded a tank squadron to in Iraq, 2003.


  1. Harry Cole, Iraq War hero who played major role in liberation of Basra now has job with Theresa May in Downing Street, The Sun, 5 September 2016, accessed 12 January 2017.
  2. Paul Goodman, The Conservative Research Department always wins. A guide to Downing Street’s top team., Conservative Home, 5 September 2016, accessed 12 January 2017.
  3. Christopher Brannigan, Linkedin profile, accessed Feb 2018