Martha Varney

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Martha Varney was chief of staff to the former Conservative minister of state for the Cabinet Office Oliver Letwin.[1]


According to Civil Service News:

Varney has worked for Oliver Letwin since at least 2008 – she was a research assistant before becoming his special adviser in May 2010, and also worked at Tory HQ. Varney played a key role in helping to compile and proof-read policy contributions to draft the Conservative Party manifesto. And during the campaign she remained a key source of policy guidance, acting as a point-person for policy information and fact checking while Cameron’s team was on the road. She continues to work closely with the Number 10 team.
Varney read philosophy and politics at the University of York, graduating in 2005. While there she was also a member of the University Boat Club, and in her final year served as a press officer for the University Athletics Union. [2]

Lunch with lobbyists

Varney met PR company Fleishman Hillard for dinner on April 21 2011.[3]

Varney has also been for lunch with Heathcroft Communications and Connect Communications. [4]

Contact, Resources, Notes


Email: varneym AT


  1. Department of Information Services, "Parliamentary Information List", accessed 07.09.10
  2. Civil Service World, Special advisers 2011, accessed 6 June 2012, 7th April 2011
  3. Maeve McClenaghan How to get into house of Parliament via the backdoor The Bureau Investigates, Published 12 July 2012, Accessed 18 September 2014
  4. James Lyons Aides working at the heart of the coalition wined and dined dozens of times by lobbyists representing big business Mirror, 7 December 2011, accessed 31 October 2014