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Michael Gove Out As Education Secretary

Posted at 7:28AM Wednesday 16 Jul 2014

Michael Gove has left his post as Education Secretary in a surprise move as David Cameron carried out a sweeping Cabinet reshuffle.

The new Education Secretary is Nicky Morgan, a big promotion for a highly-rated minister who became a Treasury minister last October and Minister for Women in April this year. She will be seen as a more conciliatory figure who will "reach out" to teaching unions as they threaten more strikes like the one staged last week.



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