The Prime Minister Boris Johnson is holding a widely anticipated Cabinet reshuffle today, which has seen Gavin Williams as the first victim as he has been sacked as Education Secretary.
Williamson wrote on Twitter, “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.”
A Downing Street source said that the Prime Minister will look to “put in place a strong and united team” in order to help England recover from the pandemic.
The source added that Johnson wants the government to “redouble our efforts to deliver on the people’s priorities” and he will “focus on uniting and levelling up the whole country.