Dominic Cummings of Vote Leave to be named key Johnson adviser

Move comes four months after ex-campaign chief found in contempt of parliament

Dominic Cummings, the former head of the Vote Leave campaign who was found in contempt of parliament in March for refusing to appear before MPs, is to be a senior adviser to Boris Johnson, it is understood.

Cummings will serve as one of two key aides to Johnson, alongside the new prime minister’s former adviser when he was London mayor, Sir Edward Lister. These roles will be in place of a formal chief of staff, as fulfilled by former Tory MP Gavin Barwell under Theresa May.

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