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.

Career[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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.
  5. ^ https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/boris-johnson-hides-fridge-general-election-piers-morgan-good-morning-britain-live-tv-a9241631.html