Chris Skidmore sacked in Cabinet reshuffle

Universities and science minister Chris Skidmore has been sacked from his post in the Prime Minister's Cabinet reshuffle.

Skidmore tweeted the announcement: “Got a promotion in the #reshuffle to be a better dad with more time to spend with this gorgeous little one [picture of daughter]. Thanks everyone who I’ve had the chance to work with and the civil service teams that have supported me – you have all been amazing.”

Skidmore was in the post for two terms; the first was between December 2018 and July 2019; the second from September 2019 until today.

The minister’s responsibilities included universities and higher education reform and higher education student finance (including the Student Loans Company).

Gavin Williamson meanwhile will continue in the role of education secretary and schools minister Nick Gibb has also been re-appointed.


Read more