UK Cabinet reshuffle begin: Education Sec Williamson, Justice Sec Buckland leave

UK Cabinet reshuffle begin: Education Sec Williamson, Justice Sec Buckland leave

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# 15 September 2021 19:41 (UTC +04:00)

The first Cabinet minister to leave his position in the Cabinet reshuffle of Boris Johnson's government was the UK Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, APA reports citing Sputnik.

"It has been a privilege to serve as Education Secretary since 2019. Despite the challenges of the global pandemic, I’m particularly proud of the transformational reforms I’ve led in Post 16 education: in further education colleges, our Skills agenda, apprenticeships and more," Willamson wrote on Wednesday afternoon.

“This programme will create better life opportunities for pupils and students for many years to come. I look forward to continuing to support the Prime Minster and the government,” the outgoing Education Secretary has added.

Another departure from the Cabinet announced on Wednesday was that of Robert Buckland, who has been removed as Justice Secretary.

He worked on the reform of the Judicial Review. He has been seen as a solid performer of the Tory government and one of the most Remain ministers of the Cabinet.

Buckland also took to Twitter to comment on his departure:

It has been an honour to serve in Government for the last 7 years, and as the Lord Chancellor for the last 2. I am deeply proud of everything I have achieved. On to the next adventure.

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