Nicky Morgan appointed Education Secretary...

Nicky Morgan has been appointed Secretary of State for Education as part of a surprisingly sweeping Cabinet reshuffle that has seen a number of children’s sector ministerial posts change hands. Morgan is a trained solicitor and has been Conservative MP for Loughborough since May 2010.

The former Treasury minister takes over from Michael Gove, who is to become the government’s Chief Whip with responsibility for Conservative Party discipline in the run-up to the 2015 general election.As well as running the Department for Education, Morgan will retain her women and equalities ministerial portfolio, which she took up in April.Her previous government roles have included a junior ministerial role assisting universities and science minister David Willetts, who is also leaving the government as part of the reshuffle. She is also a former assistant government whip. Morgan has been Conservative MP for Loughborough since 2010 and is a qualified solicitor. She has a parliamentary majority of 3,744 votes. Elizabeth Truss is also departing from the DfE after two years as childcare minister

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