NEW DELHI: The United Kingdom’s new Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed some of his close confidants in a lineup to his Downing Street office that includes Chloe Westley, Munira Mirza, Ross Kempsell, Oliver Lewis and Rob Oxley.
Mirza has been appointed as a director Director of the Number 10 Policy Unit, an elite body of policymakers based at 10 Downing Street, and provides policy advice directly to the British Prime Minister.
Previously worked under Johnson as Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture, she was also a Director of Arts, Culture and the Creative Industries for the Mayor of London.
Mirza has opposed Theresa May’s racial disparities audit for public services and has been a critic of multiculturalism in the UK. She is also an author of the British Muslims and the Paradox of Multiculturalism.
Ross Kempsell, a journalist, has also been appointed as a special adviser with the Number 10 Policy Unit and would focus on public sector reform. He interviewed Johnson during his leadership campaign, as a Talk Radio political editor which he joined a year ago.
During the interview, Johnson made his “do or die” Brexit pledge and said that used to paint model buses in his spare time.
Johnson’s other appointee includes Chloe Westley as a new digital adviser, who worked for the Vote Leave and the TaxPayers’ Alliance. Westley appeared in online videos attempting to mock Corbynite socialism, and was involved in Turning Point, a student group dedicated to “free markets, limited government, and personal responsibility”.
Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson has been serving as the UK’s Prime Minister and Leader of the Conservative Party since July 2019, and also served as the Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016 and Foreign Secretary from 2016 to 2018.