Nick Gibb remains schools minister following reshuffle

Nick Gibb will continue to serve as schools minister following Theresa May’s front bench reshuffle.

The MP for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton has been in the role since May 2015, having previously held it between 2010 and 2012. He also served as minister for school reform from 2014 to 2015.

It follows the appointment of Damian Hinds as the new education secretary in the cabinet reshuffle yesterday, and the resignation of Justine Greening from the government after she was offered another cabinet job.

Gibb today tweeted that he was “Delighted to continue at the DfE”.

“Thanks to teachers and the government’s reforms, standards are rising: 154,000 more 6-year-olds on track in reading this year; 1.9 million more pupils in good or outstanding schools; and double or triple science GCSE entries up from 63% to 91%.”

More to follow.