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Nicky Morgan's Departure As Education Secretary Delights Teachers After She Is Sacked From Theresa May's Cabinet

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14/07/2016 13:00

Teachers are celebrating after Education Secretary Nicky Morgan became the latest casualty of Theresa May’s Cabinet cull.

On Thursday the Loughborough MP was sacked from the position she has held since taking over from Michael Gove in July 2014.

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Nicky Morgan lost her position as Education Secretary in Theresa May's Cabinet reshuffle on Thursday.

Joining Morgan on the backbenches is John Whittingdale who was sacked as Culture Secretary. 

Morgan’s time as Secretary of State was fraught with disputes between teachers and trading unions, much like her predecessor Michael Gove, who has also been sacked as Justice Secretary.

News of her departure was met with joy by those within the teaching profession. 

And many teachers also rejoiced that former Education Secretary Gove lost his position at the Justice department.

Gove was Education Secretary for four years. During that time votes of no confidence were passed by teachers unions and the head teacher union. 

The National Association of Head Teachers condemned the “climate of bullying, fear and intimidation” they said he had created during his time as Education Secretary.

Morgan backed Gove for the leadership contest.

He came third in the leadership race to succeed David Cameron, but made some enemies in the party for withdrawing his support for fellow Brexiter Boris Johnson’s bid to be Prime Minister at the eleventh hour.

Another person to face the chop was Oliver Letwin, who as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster was one of Cameron’s key advisors.

The sackings of the Cabinet ministers comes the morning after George Osborne - who had been Chancellor for six years - was also told his services were no longer required by May.

But while Gove and Osborne are gone, former London Mayor Boris Johnson was yesterday revealed as the new Foreign Secretary in a surprising move.

Philip Hammond was made the new Chancellor, while Liam Fox returned to Cabinet after a five-year absence in the newly-created role of International Trade Secretary.

David Davis was appointed Brexit Secretary, Amber Rudd succeeded May as Home Secretary, while Michael Fallon remains Defence Secretary.

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