Cabinet reshuffle sees Gove gone

By July 16, 2014 July 29th, 2014 News
Paul Clarke [CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Credit to Paul Clarke [CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Education secretary Micheal Gove has left his post as David Cameron carried out a cabinet reshuffle.

After four years as Education secretary, Mr Gove has taken the the post of Government Chief Whip, election consigliere and “minister for the Today programme”.

His salary is said to fall from £134,565 to £98,740, and he loses full Cabinet membership.

Throughout his time in cabinet, Mr Gove has pushed through controversial reforms such as the rise and growth of free schools, along with changes to the national curriculum such as five year olds having to learn fractions.

The new Education Secretary is Nicky Morgan, who is a former corporate lawyer from Surrey and it is a big promotion for the MP, who became a Treasury minister last October and Minister for Women in April 2014.

Prime minster David Cameron however, insists that Michael Gove has been handed “one of the most important jobs” in government.

What do you think? Has Michael Gove been promoted or demoted? Will this reshuffle help strengthen our Education system?

Leave a Reply