Oliver Dowden

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MPs and peers ask information commissioner to investigate TikTok
Letter argues that Chinese-owned video-sharing app could be in breach of UK law

Dan Sabbagh and Dan Milmo

16, Mar, 2023 @8:27 PM

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Further strikes suspended as NHS workers offered new pay deal – as it happened
Unions recommend members accept pay offer

Tobi Thomas (now) and Andrew Sparrow (earlier)

16, Mar, 2023 @4:20 PM

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UK government will stay ‘resolute’ on nurses’ pay, says Oliver Dowden
Minister defends refusal to override pay offer despite threat of further industrial action in January

Jessica Elgot Deputy political editor

18, Dec, 2022 @10:38 AM

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Cobra meeting to discuss plans for military staff to cover striking workers
Labour and former army head warn repeated use of armed forces may lead to burnout and soldiers quitting

Peter Walker and Dan Sabbagh

11, Dec, 2022 @10:30 PM

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Dowden paid £8,398 fee by firm of Kwarteng mini-budget party host
Payment for ‘policy advice’ came from company of hedge fund manager who organised September champagne reception

Rowena Mason Whitehall editor

28, Nov, 2022 @4:56 PM

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Rishi Sunak under pressure over Gavin Williamson texts
PM said to have been informed of the complaint against Williamson before giving him a cabinet role

Jessica Elgot Deputy political editor

06, Nov, 2022 @6:43 PM

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Plans in place to deal with strike action by UK’s nurses, government says
Oliver Dowden says Department of Health has ‘well-oiled contingencies’ to manage impact of action

Hannah Devlin

06, Nov, 2022 @5:52 PM

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Sunak vows to bring ‘integrity’ to No 10 but gambles by restoring Braverman
New PM pledges to fix ‘mistakes’ of predecessor but return of former home secretary alarms some MPs

Jessica Elgot, Aubrey Allegretti and Rowena Mason

25, Oct, 2022 @9:44 PM

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Hunt and Cleverly keep jobs and Braverman back as home secretary in Sunak’s reshuffle
Dominic Raab appointed deputy PM and justice secretary with Jacob Rees-Mogg and Brandon Lewis among departures

Jessica Elgot, Pippa Crerar, Aubrey Allegretti and Rowena Mason

25, Oct, 2022 @5:12 PM

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Huge margin of support gives Rishi Sunak a free hand in choosing cabinet
New prime minister likely to prioritise unity rather than loyalty in choosing ministers, with Hunt and Shapps expected to stay in place

Jessica Elgot, Rowena Mason, Peter Walker and Aubrey Allegretti

24, Oct, 2022 @9:20 PM

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Liz Truss cabinet predictions: who could be in and who would lose out?
Analysis: Kwasi Kwarteng and Thérèse Coffey could be among the big winners if Truss becomes PM

Jessica Elgot Chief political correspondent

15, Aug, 2022 @2:00 PM

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I quit! The art of writing the great resignation letter
Oliver Dowden’s wounded farewell note last week was full of the kind of passive aggression found in classics of the genre

Alex Clark

26, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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