Hayden Allan

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Hayden Allan is a Conservative Party veteran and special adviser to the chancellor of the chancellor of the exchequer and former foreign secretary Philip Hammond.

As of December 2016, he earns an annual salary of £81,000. [1]


Allan originally joined the the party as deputy head of press in their central office whilst in opposition in 2007. [2] He then worked at the Conservative Headquarters after the 2010 election, focusing on keeping the party's press operation ticking over.

He then moved to the Ministry of Defence on 2 August that same year, where he served under Hammond. [3]

Hammond took Allan and his second special adviser Graham Hook and to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, following his replacement of William Hague in July 2014. [4]

Notes and References

  1. List of special advisers in post as at 21st December 2016, GOV.uk, accessed 27 January 2016.
  2. Guide to the Ministry of Defence "The House Parliament's Magazine", Vol. 7, pp.16-17, accessed 19 September 2014.
  3. Nicholas Watt Liam Fox is placed on the Downing Street naughty step after testing David Cameron's patience The Guardian, 13 July 2010, accessed 16 October 2014
  4. Alex Murray Senior Tories take spads with them to new roles, PR Week, 23.07.2014, accessed 19 September 2014.