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Nicky Morgan MP

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  • 17:28 House of Commons Business Commons Business

    17:28 | Commons Business | PoliticsHome Commons Business

    COMMONS CHAMBER 11.30am: Scotland Office questions (topicals at 11.53am) 12 noon: Prime minister questions Main business Ten minute rule motion: Dogs (Registration) Bill (Julie Hilling, Lab, Bolton West) Opposition day debate ... Continue to article

  • 17:01 In Brief Events

    17:01 | Events | PoliticsHome Events

    Education Secretary Nicky Morgan makes an announcement on defibrillators in schools Energy Secretary Ed Davey speaks at the international energy summit in London (9:00am) Green Party leader Natalie Bennett participates in a live web-s... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Thursday 20th November
  • 13:32 Nicky Morgan: closing the skills gap and our plan for education Press Release

    13:32| Press Release

    A press release from the Department of Education: Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan speaks at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) on closing the skills gap. Thank you so much Michael [McShane, Director of Edu... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 10th November
  • 23:08 Nicky Morgan: Teachers need to be reengaged after Gove On air

    On Air | Nicky Morgan MP | Education Secretary | Newsnight, BBC Two Video Nicky Morgan MP

    Nicky Morgan dismissed claims that the previous education secretary Michael Gove had a fractious relationship with teachers. “All I can say is that everything I have read that Michael said about teachers was actually very positive. But a... Continue to article

  • 07:36 Nicky Morgan: My job is to make the case for Gove's school reforms On air

    On Air | Nicky Morgan MP | Education Secretary | Breakfast, BBC One Video Nicky Morgan MP

    Nicky Morgan said her focus as Education Secretary would be on making the case to teachers and the public for reforms implemented by her predecessor Michael Gove. “Michael was a hugely reforming Secretary of State for Education and my ta... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Wednesday 5th November
  • 13:20 Nicky Morgan: UK is sending non-combat troops into Iraq On air

    On Air | Nicky Morgan MP | Education Secretary | The World At One, BBC Radio 4 Video Nicky Morgan MP

    Nicky Morgan confimed the UK was sending troops back to Iraq in a "training and advisory role". "It is in a training and advisory role, it is not combat troops. I think this is a big threat to the whole of the Middle East, it’s a big thr... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Tuesday 4th November
  • 12:45 Nicky Morgan: We believe in a voluntary approach to companies on equal pay On air

    On Air | Nicky Morgan MP | Education Secretary | Daily Politics, BBC Two Video Nicky Morgan MP

    Nicky Morgan said it should be up to employers to decide how much to pay their employees, and that government can help to highlight inconsistencies in pay. “I actually think it’s up to employers but what government can do is to highlight... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Sunday 2nd November
  • 20:43 Steerpike blog: Nicky Morgan, Education Secretary – a modern tragicomedy News

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    Another day, another cock up from Nicky Morgan. Continue to article

  • = Key Development Friday 31st October
  • 17:15 House of Lords Business Lords Business

    17:15 | Lords Business | PoliticsHome Lords Business

    LORDS CHAMBER 2.30pm: Oral questions, to ask the government: - When the National Crime Agency will be fully operational in Northern Ireland (Lord Empey, UUP) - What support they will provide to the United Nations Mission in the Cent... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Wednesday 29th October
  • 10:03 Sir Michael Wilshaw: Govt has big issue with equipping schools for non-English speakers On air

    On Air | Sir Michael Wilshaw | Ofsted Chief Schools Inspector | LBC Radio Video Sir Michael Wilshaw

    Sir Michael Wilshaw said the Government needed to ensure that schools had enough resources to deal with the issues thrown up by a large number of children who do not have English as their native language. “Schools need the resources to d... Continue to article

  • 08:49 Nicky Morgan: I have changed my mind on same-sex marriage On air

    On Air | Nicky Morgan MP | Education Secretary | Today, BBC Radio 4 Video Nicky Morgan MP

    Nicky Morgan said she would vote in favour of same-sex marriage today, after opposing the legislation. “I think I probably would. But at the end of the day, as a Member of Parliament, I’m also here to represent my constituents and, as I’... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 27th October
  • 15:34 Hunt accuses Morgan of Tories being ‘soft on standards’ PoliticsHome News

    Hunt accuses Morgan of Tories being ‘soft on standards’ PoliticsHome News

    Education Secretary Nicky Morgan, has rejected accusations that the Conservatives have been “soft on standards” in schools. During Education Questions, Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt labelled Ms Morgan's praise of the 97% of qu... Continue to article

  • 15:13 In Brief Events

    15:13 | Events | PoliticsHome Events

    Leader of the Opposition Ed Miliband hosts the annual Scottish Labour gala dinner in Glasgow Business Secretary Vince Cable is expected to make an announcement on manufacturing Energy Secretary Ed Davey opens West of Duddon Sands offs... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Wednesday 22nd October
  • 10:49 MPs criticise Govt over academy chain stance PoliticsHome News

    MPs criticise Govt over academy chain stance PoliticsHome News

    The Education Secretary has come in for renewed criticism from MPs for refusing to allow Ofsted to inspect academy chains. Sir Michael Wilshaw, the chief inspector of schools, has called for the Government to hand Ofsted extra powers to... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Tuesday 21st October
  • 13:34 House of Commons Business Commons Business

    13:34 | Commons Business | PoliticsHome Commons Business

    COMMONS CHAMBER 11.30am: Wales Office questions (topicals at 11.53am) 12 noon: Prime minister questions Presentation of Bill: Electronic Cigarettes (Advertising And Legal Age Of Purchase) Bill (Geraint Davies, Lab Co-op, Swansea Wes... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Wednesday 15th October
  • 10:30 Morgan defends Govt response to 'Trojan Horse' threat PoliticsHome News

    Morgan defends Govt response to 'Trojan Horse' threat PoliticsHome News

    The Education Secretary has defended the Government’s response to the so-called ‘Trojan Horse’ plot in Birmingham schools. Five schools in the city were put into special measures in the summer after inspectors found evidence of attempts... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Tuesday 14th October
  • 12:53 House of Commons Business Commons Business

    12:53 | Commons Business | PoliticsHome Commons Business

    COMMONS CHAMBER 11.30am: Scotland Office questions (topicals at 11.53am) 12 noon: Prime minister questions Main business Ten minute rule motion: Mental Health Act 1983 (Amendment) Bill (Sir Paul Beresford, Con, Mole Valley) Op... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 13th October
  • 15:59 In Brief Events

    15:59 | Events | PoliticsHome Events

    Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt launches a programme to improve patient safety through continued learning Education Secretary Nicky Morgan speaks at the Channel 4 Youth Summit (2:00pm) Culture Secretary Sajid Javid continues his visit to... Continue to article

  • 07:34 Conservatives: Rescue package for 500 failing schools to help 100,000 children Press Release

    07:34| Press Release

    Downing Street press release - New powers for local experts to intervene early in failing schools - - National Teaching Service will spread teaching expertise - The Conservative Party today announced plans for a new rescue package for... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Thursday 2nd October
  • 20:00 Laws Abiding The House Magazine

    20:00 | The House Magazine | PoliticsHome The House Magazine Laws Abiding

      Words: Paul Waugh Photos: Paul Heartfield      Michael Gove is gone but not forgotten in the Department for Education. Its ground-floor reception area has an impressive gallery of photos of every single Secretary of State s... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Wednesday 1st October
  • 22:40 Nicky Morgan: PM is not flunking on the economy, he's addressing it head on On air

    On Air | Nicky Morgan MP | Education Secretary | BBC Newsnight Video Nicky Morgan MP

    Nicky Morgan insisted that the Prime Minister was not “flunking” on the issue of the economy and was addressing it “head on”, unlike Labour. “The difference between our conference this week, and last week’s conference was that we set out... Continue to article

  • 17:40 Nicky Morgan: Other things to mention in PM's conference speech than climate change On air

    On Air | Nicky Morgan MP | Education Secretary | Video Nicky Morgan MP

    Nicky Morgan defended a lack of focus on the environment in David Cameron's conference speech. "I think climate change is something you have to solve on an international basis. The Prime Minister has been clear about the commitment, abou... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Tuesday 30th September
  • 19:45 Nicky Morgan: Ukip cannot deliver an EU referendum On air

    On Air | Nicky Morgan MP | Education Secretary | Channel 4 News Video Nicky Morgan MP

    Nicky Morgan said lowering immigration was one of the reasons the Tories backed an referendum on EU membership. "That's why we have committed to having an in-out referendum in the course of the next parliament. The Prime Minister made it... Continue to article

  • 15:30 Morgan approves 35 new free schools PoliticsHome News

    Morgan approves 35 new free schools PoliticsHome News

    Nicky Morgan has given the go-ahead to 35 new free schools. Speaking at the Conservative party conference, the Education Secretary vowed to continue the "schools revolution" begun by her predecessor Michael Gove, and said: "Today I am... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Wednesday 10th September
  • 07:13 Nicky Morgan: Govt is backing Just Read campaign On air

    On Air | Nicky Morgan MP | Education Secretary | Good Morning Britain, ITV Video Nicky Morgan MP

    Nicky Morgan backed ITV’s Just Read campaign to improve literacy among young children. “The Government’s plan for education is about preparing children for life in modern Britain, and if a child can’t read and write then actually they’re... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Wednesday 3rd September
  • 17:40 Nicky Morgan: Compulsory setting not something that I'm looking at On air

    On Air | Nicky Morgan MP | Education Secretary | TES.co.uk webcast Video Nicky Morgan MP

    Nicky Morgan attacked those "speculating about what I may or may not be about to announce" amid reports she is set to introduce compulsory setting by ability in England's schools. "I think they need to be clear and I am very clear that m... Continue to article

  • 17:04 Morgan denies compulsory school setting claims House of Commons

    Morgan denies compulsory school setting claims House of Commons

    The Education Secretary has denied reports that she plans to force schools to separate pupils by ability. It was reported this afternoon that Nicky Morgan will unveil proposals to enforce setting in England's schools following approval f... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Thursday 14th August
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  • = Key Development Wednesday 30th July
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  • = Key Development Sunday 27th July
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  • = Key Development Saturday 19th July
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  • = Key Development Tuesday 15th July
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  • = Key Development Tuesday 8th July
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  • = Key Development Tuesday 1st July
  • 13:25 News

  • = Key Development Friday 27th June
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  • = Key Development Thursday 26th June
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  • = Key Development Wednesday 4th June
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  • = Key Development Thursday 10th April
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  • = Key Development Wednesday 9th April
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  • = Key Development Monday 31st March
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Morgan looks to distance herself from Gove

The new Education Secretary has distanced herself from the record of her predecessor Michael Gove.

Nicky Morgan appeared to play down the importance of Mr Gove's flagship free schools programme, and heaped praised on the outstanding teaching profession.

Ms Morgan added that she felt Labour and the Conservatives were more united on education policy than it appeared.


David Cameron has approved the appointment of a raft of new parliamentary private secretaries for government ministers.


'Further security needed' in mental health system

Greater measures are needed to improve the security of patients in the mental health system, Conservative MP Nicky Morgan will argue in an adjournment debate later today. Ms Morgan told PoliticsHome that if the Government does not realise the scale of the problem it is "unlikely to meet" the objectives of its February 2011 Mental Health Strategy.


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