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Nicky Morgan Out. Justine Greening In.

Justine Greening is the new Secretary of State for Education, replacing Nicky Morgan who has served in the role for two years.

Ms Greening was tipped for the role after Theresa May was said to be seeking more women for top cabinet positions.

She moves to the role from the Department for International Development, where she has been secretary of state for nearly four years. Prior to that she was transport secretary for one year.

Nicky Morgan has expressed her disappointment not to be continuing as Education Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities. She confirmed her departure on Twitter on July 14.

Morgan was appointed on July 15 2014 as Michael Gove’s successor, during a reshuffle aimed at refreshing the coalition front bench ahead of the 2015 general election.

Her biggest legacy will probably be the expansion of academies which she adopted from Gove’s time in the role. As she leaves office, almost 65% of secondary schools are academies. Morgan’s ill-judged proposal to force every school in England to become an academy by 2022, resulting in an embarrassing public u-turn, is unlikely to be forgotten.

By | 2017-08-15T14:01:13+00:00 July 18th, 2016|Archive, News UK|Comments Off on Nicky Morgan Out. Justine Greening In.