Ministerial adviser who confronted Dominic Cummings leaves post

Ministerial adviser who confronted No10 chief Dominic Cummings over 'unkind' jibes during reshuffle is removed from her government post Lynn Davidson has left her post as adviser to Defence Secretary Ben Wallace The 'Spad' had rebuked Dominic Cummings over lack of 'kindness' to staff  Sajid Javid quit last month after ultimatum that he must get rid of advisers 

By James Tapsfield, Political Editor For Mailonline

Published: 15:26 GMT, 3 March 2020 | Updated: 15:41 GMT, 3 March 2020

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A political aide who confronted Boris Johnson's chief adviser Dominic Cummings over his lack of 'kindness' has left the Government. 

Lynn Davidson has been removed from her post as special adviser - or 'Spad' - to Defence Secretary Ben Wallace after refusing to be shifted to another department. 

The departure emerged weeks after Ms Davidson clashed with Mr Cummings over his behaviour.

The maverick aide had swiped at the end of a meeting of Spads on February 14 that he would 'see some of you next week' - a reference to the impending reshuffle in which many of them lost their jobs.

Ms Davidson, a former reporter at The Sun, later challenged Mr Cummings over the jibe, saying it had been out of order. 

Lynn Davidson

Dominic Cummings

Lynn Davidson (left) has left her post as special adviser - or 'Spad' - to Defence Secretary Ben Wallace after rebuking Dominic Cummings (right) over his behaviour last month. Tory sources insisted the departure was not linked to the clash 

Senior Tory sources stressed her departure - first revealed by Buzzfeed - was not in response to the spat. 

She is believed to have been offered a move to the health or education departments before her clash with Mr Cummings, but refused to go.  

The exit is the latest chapter in a brutal cull of Spads as Mr Cummings tries to rein in their activities.

Sajid Javid quit as Chancellor during the reshuffle last month when the PM told him he had to accept having his team of advisers axed and sharing a team with No10.

Mr Javid used a resignation

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