Justine Greening Becomes Secretary Of State For Education

As well as Minister for Women and Equalities

Justine GreeningPrime Minister Theresa May has appointed Justine Greening Education Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities. Educated at a state comprehensive, Justine has been briefed 'to ensure everyone gets the best start in life'.

Justine Greening told the BBC she is "absolutely delighted" to be made the new education secretary, taking over from Nicky Morgan. Her new department will also take on higher and further education, skills and apprenticeships.

The local MP for Southfields, Putney and Roehampton since 2005, Justine became economic secretary to the Treasury after the 2010 election. She succeeded Philip Hammond as transport secretary after he was promoted to defence secretary in October 2011. She became international development secretary in 2012.

We have asked for a comment from Ms Greening.

July 15, 2016