Goodwill for children’s minister?
June 14, 2017 2 comments
Yorkshire MP Robert Goodwill is likely to be appointed Children’s Minister in the ongoing cabinet reshuffle, Children & Young People Now has reported.
The former MEP and government whip has been the Conservative Member of Parliament for Scarborough and Whitby since 2005. Her currently serves as the Minister of State for Skills but according to the news site, an announcement declaring him the new Minister of State for Children of Families is imminent.
Like newly appointed Lord Chancellor Robert Lidington, Mr Goodwill is 60.
The former Children’s Minister, Edward Timpson, lost his seat in this month’s general election. Labour candidate Laura Smith scooped the Crewe & Nantwich constituency by just 48 votes, amidst widespread anger at school funding cuts across the region.
Photo of Robert Goodwill courtesy of the International Maritime Organization via Flickr under a Creative Commons licence.
June 14, 2017