British Conservative politician, UK Education Secretary
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Gavin Alexander Williamson is a British politician served as Secretary of State for Education from 2019 to 2021 and the Member of Parliament (MP) for South Staffordshire since 2010. A member of the Conservative Party, Williamson previously served in Theresa May’s Cabinet as Secretary of State for Defence from 2017 to 2019.
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Gavin Williamson: A career politician whose removal as education secretary will be of little surprise to manyGavin Williamson was the first minister to be removed in Boris Johnson's cabinet reshuffle after a tumultuous time as education secretary.
Williamson sacked and Raab demoted as PM reshuffles his cabinetGavin Williamson has been sacked as education secretary in a cabinet reshuffle that has also seen Dominic Raab removed from the Foreign Office.
Williamson removed as education secretary as PM reshuffles his cabinet ministersGavin Williamson has been removed as education secretary as the prime minister carries out a reshuffle of his cabinet ministers.
Education secretary 'mixed up' Rashford with black rugby player ItojeMarcus Rashford has mocked Education Secretary Gavin Williamson after the politician was accused of confusing the footballer for England rugby star Maro Itoje.
School bubbles to be scrapped in next stage of lifting COVID restrictionsEducation Secretary Gavin Williamson has told MPs he expects the removal of school "bubbles" to be announced as part of step four of England's roadmap for lifting COVID restrictions.
Government continues to 'pledge significant investment' to help children recover missed learning, minister claimsThe government continues to "pledge significant packages of investment" to help pupils catch up on education missed due to the pandemic, Gavin Williamson has claimed.
Treasury gives low marks to Gavin Williamson's schools catch-up planAfter months of missed schooling and disruption for parents and teachers, the catch-up plan is out - and it was quickly given low marks.
Gavin Williamson hints at school day extension as part of COVID catch-upThe school day could be extended after the pandemic with extra learning time and longer lunch breaks, Gavin Williamson has said.
Williamson backs schools who ban mobiles - but comes under fire over 'undisciplined' pupils claimEducation Secretary Gavin Williamson wants the use of mobile phones in schools to be banned as part of a crackdown on bad behaviour following children's "lack of regular structure and discipline"..
Education Secretary vows action over 'shocking and abhorrent' school sexual abuse claimsEducation Secretary Gavin Williamson has labelled recent claims of sexual abuse in schools "shocking and abhorrent".
Schools to get two weeks' notice before reopening - education secretaryEducation Secretary Gavin Williamson has signalled pupils could be told in a week's time if they will be returning to classrooms after the February half-term.
UK PM working for all schools to open in SeptemberBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson is working with Education Minister Gavin Williamson to ensure all schools can open in September and to provide support packages to help children catch up on lost..
UK minister says no decision on reopening schools has been takenBritish education minister Gavin Williamson said on Sunday that no decision had been taken on when to reopen schools, as the coronavirus lockdown enters a fourth week.
UK needs to see EU shift in Brexit talks: ministerBritain needs to see the European Union compromise on Brexit and Prime Minister Boris Johnson is prepared to walk away from negotiations, education minister Gavin Williamson said on Friday amid hope..
UK minister backs threat to deselect rebel Conservative lawmakersBritish education minister Gavin Williamson said on Monday it would be right to deselect any lawmaker from the ruling Conservative Party who votes against the government on Brexit.