A former head of policy at Conservative Party campaign headquarters, Innes Taylor, has been appointed as a special adviser at the Department for Education.
The DfE confirmed today that Ms Taylor has replaced Katharine Howell as special adviser on policy to education secretary Gavin Williamson.
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A replacement is yet to be made for Mr Williamson's other special adviser post, on media, following the departure of Richard Holden, who was elected MP for North West Durham in last month's election.
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According to her Linkedin profile, Ms Taylor worked at Conservative campaign headquarters for the past year both as head of policy and a political adviser, and before that she was “parliamentary researcher leading on policy areas including the health and social care portfolio in the Scottish Conservative Research Department at Holyrood”.