Hours ago, Gavin Williamson education secretary, was removed from his post as the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson carries out a reshuffle of his cabinet ministers.
In a Twitter post, Williamson said: “It has been a privilege to serve as education secretary since 2019.”
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.
— Gavin Williamson (@GavinWilliamson) September 15, 2021
“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.”
The official affirmed that he would “look forward to continuing to support the prime minister and the government”.
In the same vein, Johnson is expected to complete the reshuffle of his cabinet today, with changes to lower ministerial ranks to be finalized on Thursday.
Confirmation that Johnson would hold a widely-anticipated reshuffle of his ministers came during Wednesday’s session of Prime Minister’s Questions.
A source said the Prime Minister would look to “put in place a strong and united team” to help the country recover from the COVID pandemic.