Gavin Williamson

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Gavin Williamson was controversially appointed UK defence secretary in November 2017 after Michael Fallon was forced to resign in the wake of sexual harassment allegations.

Williamson has been the Conservative Party MP for South Staffordshire since 2010.[1] In October 2013, he was appointed as the parliamentary private secretary to the Prime Minister.[2]

In the 2015 general election Williamson was re-elected with a majority of 20,371. [3]

From May 2015 until July 2016, Williamson was the parliamentary private secretary to the British prime minister David Cameron.[4]

Special advisers


  1. Gavin Williamson,, accessed 24 August 2013.
  2. Ministerial appointments: 7 October 2013, Prime Minister's Office, 7 October 2013.
  3. Gavin Williamson Express, accessed 19 May 2015
  4. Guido Fawkes PPS reshuffle in full, 29 May 2015, accessed 1 June 2015.