Gavin Williamson

British Conservative party politician (born 1976)

Gavin Alexander Williamson (born 25 June 1976) is a British Conservative politician. He was the Secretary of State for Education in the government of Boris Johnson and was Secretary of State for Defence from 2017 to May 2019 in the government of Theresa May. He was dismissed on 1 May 2019 after a leak from the National Security Council; Williamson denied leaking the information. Appointed by Rishi Sunak as Minister of State without Portfolio in October 2022, he resigned in the following month over his alleged bullying of colleagues. Williamson has been the MP for South Staffordshire since 2010.

Williamson in 2017

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  • Could be juvenile, he could be ridiculous, he could be horrid and at times he wore his ambitions too brazenly and revelled too much in the dark arts and his reputation for skulduggery. Despite the pithy name-calling, brutal caricatures and wild accusations levelled against him, there is a good person under Gavin’s Machiavellian facade. But if you live by the sword, you die by the sword. And he appreciates that more than most.
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