Ex-Surbiton High girl joins cabinet as women's minister

Surrey Comet: Ex-Surbiton High girl Nicky Morgan joins cabinet as women's minister Ex-Surbiton High girl Nicky Morgan joins cabinet as women's minister

Former Surbiton High girl Nicky Morgan has joined the cabinet today after Maria Miller resigned over "media distraction" over her overclaimed expenses.

Miss Morgan, 41, will become financial secretary to the Treasury but will join the cabinet with responsibility for women’s affairs.

Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted the news at lunchtime.

The Conservative MP for Loughborough attended Surbiton High School before going on to study law at St Hugh's College Oxford.

Other alumni of the school include Olympic skiier Chemmy Alcott and The Saturdays popstar Mollie King.

The former solicitor was elected at the 2010 General Election.

She will join Kingston and Surbiton Liberal Democrat MP Ed Davey at the cabinet table.

He was also a beneficiary of scandal, replacing Chris Huhne as energy secretary when he resigned to fight speeding claims eventually being jailed.

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2:57pm Wed 9 Apr 14

captain_shamrock says...

Is Conservative MP Nicky Morgan the Minister For Straight Women only?

New Statesman article: http://goo.gl/hz97Zp


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Is Conservative MP Nicky Morgan the Minister For Straight Women only? New Statesman article: http://goo.gl/hz97Zp . captain_shamrock
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5:05pm Wed 9 Apr 14

pinky107 says...

so the other bint resigns but we're still short changed ad no doubt she'll be on some board getting paid far too much but at least we'll be happy knowing we paid off her mortgage while we can barely afford our own .
hope this new girl has better morals .
so the other bint resigns but we're still short changed ad no doubt she'll be on some board getting paid far too much but at least we'll be happy knowing we paid off her mortgage while we can barely afford our own . hope this new girl has better morals . pinky107
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6:41pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Hove Ex-Pat says...

captain_shamrock wrote:
Is Conservative MP Nicky Morgan the Minister For Straight Women only?

New Statesman article: http://goo.gl/hz97Zp



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Oh so true, Captain. Will there be a minister for men? Will there be a minister for each of the LGBT groups also in the cabinet? Or will they be hidden away in the closet instead. All PR puff, every bit of it.
[quote][p][bold]captain_shamrock[/bold] wrote: Is Conservative MP Nicky Morgan the Minister For Straight Women only? New Statesman article: http://goo.gl/hz97Zp .[/p][/quote]Oh so true, Captain. Will there be a minister for men? Will there be a minister for each of the LGBT groups also in the cabinet? Or will they be hidden away in the closet instead. All PR puff, every bit of it. Hove Ex-Pat
  • Score: 5

9:38am Thu 10 Apr 14

captain_shamrock says...

Women's minister 'demoted' on first day in job: New appointment plunged into row after it emerges she will not hold full rank of predecessor

•Nicky Morgan will attend Cabinet without full voting rights
•Labour seized demotion saying David Cameron has a 'women problem'
•Number 10 had said Sajid Javid would be responsible for women's issues, but then claimed that was a MISTAKE!

Link to Daily Mail(!) story: http://goo.gl/J5UaUQ


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Women's minister 'demoted' on first day in job: New appointment plunged into row after it emerges she will not hold full rank of predecessor •Nicky Morgan will attend Cabinet without full voting rights •Labour seized demotion saying David Cameron has a 'women problem' •Number 10 had said Sajid Javid would be responsible for women's issues, but then claimed that was a MISTAKE! Link to Daily Mail(!) story: http://goo.gl/J5UaUQ . captain_shamrock
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