Special adviser forced out of MoD just weeks after standing up to Boris Johnson’s top aide Dominic Cummings

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A SPECIAL adviser has been forced out of the MoD weeks after standing up to the PM’s aide Dominic Cummings.

Lynn Davidson, who was Defence Secretary Ben Wallace’s aide, left after No10 chiefs tried to demote her to a role in Health or Education.

A Special adviser has been forced out of the Ministry of Defence just weeks after standing up to Boris Johnson’s top aide Dominic Cummings
Lynn Davidson, who was Defence Secretary Ben Wallace’s aide, left after No10 chiefs tried to demote her to a role in Health or Education

Ms Davidson, an ex-Sun journalist, said Mr Cummings was “out of order” over his treatment of aides at a meeting last month.

A Tory source insisted her departure was unconnected and talks about her moving began before her clash with Mr Cummings.

Mr Cummings has been criticised over his treatment of colleagues as he undertakes a shake-up of how the Government is organised.

The confrontation came ahead of Sajid Javid quitting as chancellor after he was given an ultimatum to sack all his special advisers and replace them with a team joint with No 10.

He said he felt the proposal would damage his ability to speak “truth to power” and would not have been “in the national interest” and so felt compelled to quit.

Mr Cummings has been criticised over his treatment of colleagues as he undertakes a shake-up of how the Government is organised