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Childcare minister sacked in Cabinet reshuffle

Article By: Sue Learner

Childcare minister Robert Goodwill, who has been sacked from his job in the Cabinet reshuffle, has claimed Theresa May was “making way for younger people”.

Robert Goodwill

The children and families minister has lost his job after just six months in the role.

He was appointed In June 2016 to replace Edward Timpson, who lost his seat at the general election. Mr Goodwill’s portfolio as minister of state for children and families included child protection, children in care, early years, the pupil premium, free school meals, school sports, improving social mobility, special educational needs and disabilities.

Robert Goodwill, MP for Scarborough and Whitby, told the Scarborough News that the Prime Minister is "making way for younger people" but she "retains his full support".

Before he joined the Department for Education, Mr Goodwill was a government whip, a transport minister and a minister for immigration.

The name of the new childcare minister has not been announced yet.


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Pat Regan

Pat Regan

10 Jan 2018 2:46 PM

Robert Goodwill (the man who would not listen to childcare providers) sacked