Jonathan Hellewell

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Jonathan Hellewell is special adviser on communities to prime minister Theresa May, appointed in September 2016. His responsibilities include building relations with community groups in order to communicate government priorities to all areas in the UK.

As of December 2016, his annual salary is £72,000. [1]


Hellewell started his career working for former MEP Baroness Mackintosh of Pickering. He then served as an aide to Iain Duncan Smith, Michael Howard and David Cameron as leaders of the opposition.

He then worked for the Prince of Wales as a private secretary.

He ran the Lambeth Partnership charity, focused on supporting initiatives led by Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury.

He worked on Stephen Crabb's summer leadership campaign in 2016. [2]


  1. List of special advisers in post as at 21st December 2016,, accessed 12 January.
  2. Andrew Smith, Theresa May’s strategy and political teams, Weber Shandwick, 30 September 2015, accessed 12 January 2017.