Robin Walker has been appointed as schools minister in Boris Johnson’s reshuffle, replacing Nick Gibb.
The MP for Worcester is currently a Northern Ireland minister. He once served as parliamentary private secretary to education secretary Nicky Morgan.
Walker told Schools Week he was “very excited, thrilled to be taking on the role”.
“It’s an area that I am passionate about, having both served as PPS and indeed made a large chunk of my maiden speech about education.”
Walker has been an MP since 2010. His father was Peter Walker, also MP for Worcester and a cabinet minister under Edward Heath and Margaret Thatcher.
He was privately educated at St Paul’s School in west London, and then read ancient and modern history at Bailliol College, Oxford.
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