Meg Powell-Chandler

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Meg Powell Chandler is a Conservative Party special adviser at the Department for Education. She was appointed in March 2018 after an 8-month stint as a lobbyist at the UK arm of lobbying giant Burson Marsteller. Previously, she had served as a special adviser to Greg Clark at the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Powell Chandler was a Conservative Party parliamentary candidate for Birmingham Northfield in the June 2017 general election but was unsuccessful in beating the Labour Party MP.


Powell-Chandler was initially a political adviser and head of briefing to the Conservative Party and special adviser to 10 Downing Street and prime minister David Cameron. She started working with Greg Clark after the 2015 general election[1], moving with him from DCLG to BEIS in July 2016. She left the civil service in early October 2016.

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After running unsuccessfully as a parliamentary candidate in the June 2017 general election Powell-Chandler joined lobbying firm Burson Marsteller that same month according to her LinkedIn profile. B-M's clients include petrochemical firm INEOS which is spearheading the push for fracking across the United Kingdom.[2]




  1. 1.0 1.1 Linkedin Meg Powell-Chandler, accessed 10 June 2015.
  2. Melissa Jones, Time to fix the revolving door rules for special advisers, Spinwatch, 17 October 2017