Dominic Cummings

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Dominic Cummings was a special adviser to Conservative education minister Michael Gove for six years until 2013. Before that, Cummings worked for Iain Duncan Smith while he was leader of the opposition. [1]

Key Brexiteer

Cummings was the campaigns director of Vote Leave, the official 'leave' cross-party campaign group that successfully argued for withdrawal from the European Union in the United Kingdom's referendum held on 23 June 2016.

Views on education

Cummings published an essay in 2016 entitled 'Some thoughts on education and political priorities', in which he lays out his ambition for improving education from its present “awful” or at best “mediocre” condition. [2]


  • Campaign director of the 1999 anti-euro campaign, setting up the campaign for a referendum on the EU constitution, establishing the New Frontiers Foundation which pushed for an alternative to Britain's partnership with the EU.



  1. Dominic Cummings: genius or menace? The Guardian, 11 October 2013, accessed 3 November 2014
  2. A profile of Dominic Cummings, friend of Gove and enemy of Clegg conservativehome, 15 May 2014, accessed 3 November 2014