Will Tanner

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Will Tanner is a lobbyist who was deputy head of prime minister Theresa May's policy unit at Number 10 from 2016 until June 2017.

He joined Portland Communications in September 2017.

According to Public Affairs News,

A Portland source said Tanner would "advise clients on the policy priorities of the Conservative government, including Brexit". The role of chief policy adviser at Portland was previously held by Lord O’Shaughnessy, now a junior minister at the Department for Health

Tanner was a Home Office a policy adviser from July 2014 until August 2015 and was re-appointed as a special adviser to then home secretary May, from November 2015 to July 2016. [1]

Tanner previously worked as a researcher for the think tank Reform.


  1. Will Tanner, Linked In, accessed 9 December 2016.