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Gavin Barwell is a Senior Advisor to Avonhurst. He served as Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister from June 2017 to July 2019 during one of the most turbulent periods in British political history. As the Prime Minister’s senior political adviser, he was intimately involved in both the conduct of the Brexit negotiations and the efforts to secure Parliamentary support for the deal, giving him outstanding contacts in all British political parties, the EU institutions and a number of European governments.
Prior to his appointment, he was the Member of Parliament for Croydon Central from May 2010 until June 2017. In October 2013, David Cameron appointed him as a Government Whip and subsequently promoted him within the Whips Office. Between July 2015 and June 2016, he was responsible for day-to-day management of business in the House of Commons, giving him an unparalleled understanding of how Parliament and the legislative process works.
In July 2016, Theresa May appointed him as Minister of State for Housing and Planning and Minister for London at the Department for Communities and Local Government.