Justine Greening is the new education secretary

Justine Greening has been announced as the new education secretary following the sacking of Nicky Morgan this morning

The new prime minister Theresa May has carved up the Cabinet bringing in a host of new faces onto the frontbench.

Ms Greening moves into the Department for Education from the Department for International Development.

The MP for Putney, Roehampton and Southfields has been a major advocate for girls’ education in her role as international development secretary.

Last month, she staged a Girls’ Education Forum in a bid to bring global attention to the issue of girls’ education.

Ms Greening is believed to be the first education secretary to have attended a comprehensive school, Oakwood Comprehensive in Rotherham.

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