Shelley Williams-Walker

10 Downing Street

Events and visitors adviser

No-nonsense Williams-Walker sticks like glue to Johnson when he is out and about as his head of operations. The logistics mastermind is in charge of all the prime minister’s travel and events. Having worked with Johnson as foreign secretary, she joined his leadership campaign and then joined him in Number Ten, and is the person in a viral video confiscating a disposable cup from Johnson during the general election campaign after it was handed to Johnson by press Spad Robert Oxley. In June 2020, she intervened just in time to stop Johnson shaking hands with a member of the public during the coronavirus pandemic.