Ben Gascoigne is a special adviser to foreign secretary Boris Johnson, appointed in 2016, having served him during his time as Mayor of London from May 2009 until March 2015. In his current role, he earns £69,000 a year.
He previously served as an assistant to the Conservative Party chairman from November 2016 to July 2007, and then as assistant to the shadow minister for the cabinet office from July 2007 to May 2008.
Gascoigne attended the Nelson and Colne College and ghen studied politics at the University of Hull. 
- Ben Gascoigne, LinkedIn, accessed 3 February 2017.
- Former college student is Boris Johnson’s private secretary, Pendle Today, 7 September 2014, accessed 3 February 2017.