DfE appoints two ministers following Timpson’s departure

Two new ministers have been appointed to the Department for Education following the General Election.

The Rt Hon Anne Milton and Robert Goodwill have been appointed to the DfE by prime minister Theresa May.

The move follows former children’s minister Ed Timpson losing his seat in this month’s election to the Labour candidate Laura Smith. Former children’s minister Tim Loughton has described Timpson’s departure as “a loss” for the children’s sector.

Anne Milton has previously served on the health committee and in 2010 became parliamentary under-secretary of state for health. In a ministerial reshuffle in 2012 she became deputy chief whip.

Robert Goodwill has previously served as parliamentary under-secretary of state for transport and more recently in the last year as immigration minister.

Milton and Goodwill’s portfolios are yet to be announced.