Gavin Williamson: A career politician whose removal as education secretary will be of little surprise to many

Gavin Williamson: A career politician whose removal as education secretary will be of little surprise to many

Gavin Williamson was the first minister to be removed in Boris Johnson's cabinet reshuffle after a tumultuous time as education secretary. Having supported Mr Johnson's leadership campaign and being rewarded with a top job, the 45-year-old career politician said it had been a "privilege to serve as education secretary since 2019". Mr Williamson was moved to the brief after serving as defence secretary under Theresa May and chief whip before that, after leading her campaign to become prime minister. It has been a privilege to serve as Education Secretary since 2019. Despite the challenges of the global pandemic, I’m particularly proud of the transformational reforms I’ve led in Post 16 education: in further education colleges, our Skills agenda, apprenticeships and more. — Gavin Williamson (@GavinWilliamson) September 15, 2021 There were …
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