Boris Johnson has employed David Cameron’s former private photographer as a particular adviser.
Andrew Parsons, the co-founder of an image company, has joined the prime minister’s workforce having final month taken a collection of candid photos of Mr Johnson throughout election night time.
Mr Parsons beforehand labored in Number 10 for Mr Cameron as a part of the so-called “vanity staff” the ex-prime minister employed on getting into Downing Street in 2010.
He had additionally been Mr Cameron’s private photographer whereas the previous Conservative chief was in opposition.
However, simply months later – in November 2010 – Mr Parsons was faraway from the general public payroll.
Mr Cameron’s workforce admitted the employment of a photographer at taxpayers’ expense despatched the “wrong message” at a time when the federal government was imposing spending cuts.
At the time, Mr Parsons earned a wage of between £36,000 and £44,000.
His wage for becoming a member of Mr Johnson’s workforce has not but been disclosed.
Last month it was revealed the present prime minister’s greater than 40 particular advisers earn salaries value between £40,500 and £145,000.
Mr Parsons is well-known to Mr Johnson and has beforehand photographed the politician as each an MP and London mayor.
He snapped a staged photograph of Mr Johnson signing his resignation letter when quitting as international secretary in July 2018 in protest at Theresa May’s Brexit technique.
More lately, he toured the nation with prime minister through the normal election marketing campaign.
And he photographed Mr Johnson and different high Conservatives as they secured a thumping victory on election night time.
Mr Parsons additionally took pictures of Mrs May throughout her time in workplace, telling Sky News earlier this yr that though the ex-prime minister had a popularity for being extremely straight “she would have a bit of a laugh and a giggle and stuff like that”.
It has been reported Mr Parsons is re-entering Downing Street in a task that may see him give attention to modernising Number 10’s digital and video output.
He is a co-founder of the i-images image company and a former photographer with the Press Association information company.