Rob Oxley

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Rob Oxley
Downing Street Press Secretary
Assumed office
24 July 2019
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Preceded byPaul Harrison

Rob Oxley is a British public relations officer and government appointee, who was selected by Boris Johnson to serve as Downing Street Press Secretary on 24 July 2019.


Prior to his appointment as Downing Street Press Secretary, Oxley worked at the online food delivery company Deliveroo and for James Starkie, a former advisor to Michael Gove and Dominic Raab.[1] Oxley appeared as an advocate of the Bedroom tax in a debate with journalist and Labour Party activist Owen Jones on behalf of the TaxPayers' Alliance in 2013.[2]

Oxley previously served as an advisor to Priti Patel and Michael Fallon.[3] Along with current-Director of Communications Lee Cain, Oxley worked as a press officer on the Vote Leave campaign.[4]

On 11 December 2019, a day before the General Election, Oxley was filmed blocking a reporter from Good Morning Britain and swearing at him. The reporter was attempting to interview Prime Minister Boris Johnson.[5]


  1. ^ "Meet The New Men In No.10 Who Will Be Whispering In PM Boris Johnson's Ear". HuffPost UK. 2019-07-24. Retrieved 2019-07-30.
  2. ^ "Owen Jones and The TPA discussing Bedroom Tax on Sky News". Retrieved 2019-12-11.
  3. ^ Wickham, Alex. "Here Are All The People Boris Johnson Has Appointed To His New Government". BuzzFeed. Retrieved 2019-07-30.
  4. ^ "Opinion: Boris Johnson is hoping a bluff will deliver Brexit, but has built a team for a general election just in case". The Independent. 2019-07-24. Retrieved 2019-07-30.
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