Chris Brannigan is a special adviser to prime minister Theresa May and government relations director at Number 10, appointed in September 2016.  In this role, Brannigan is in charge of liaising with civil society, interest groups and business to communicate government policy. 
As of December 2016, he earns an annual salary of £92,000. 
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.
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