Gavin Williamson removed as education secretary in cabinet reshuffle
Williamson biggest cabinet casualty as Boris Johnson wields reshuffle axe
Mr Williamson had faced calls for his dismissal since the GCSE and A-level exams debacle, more than a year ago
Gavin Williamson has been removed as education secretary in the first big move in Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle.
Mr Williamson announced on Twitter that he was leaving the job he has held since 2019 and indicated that he will be leaving the government altogether, something later confirmed by Downing Street.
The long-expected sacking comes more than a year after the bungled GCSE and A-level exams that first triggered widespread calls for him to go.
Robert Buckland, the justice secretary, has also been sacked, ending a curious alliance with Mr Johnson for one of the few pro-Europe figures around the Cabinet …
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