Michael Gove has paid tribute to his successor as Education Secretary, describing Nicky Morgan as "one of the most intelligent" people he has worked with in government.
The Education Secretary also told ITV News Political Editor Tom Bradby his new job as Chief Whip meant he could play a role in ensuring a future Conservative government would be "a genuinely reforming government and also a genuinely socially progressive government".
Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan says she is "very excited" to be the new Education Secretary, replacing Michael Gove in the Cabinet reshuffle.Read the full story ›
The Kenilworth and Southam MP Jeremy Wright has replaced Dominic Grieve QC as the new Attorney General in the Cabinet reshuffle, the Prime Minister has announced.
On the bus travelling into Westminster with me exactly 24 hours ago was Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan. She was well aware that she was being tipped for promotion in the Cabinet reshuffle but insisted she had not received any telephone call from the Prime Minister.
What a difference a day makes! She now enters the Cabinet as the newly appointed Education Secretary. A big move for the East Midlands MP who had impressed colleagues with her performances at the despatch box as a junior Treasury minister.
Earlier this year she was also made Minister for Women - post she will retain as she takes up her new role.
The Rutland & Melton MP Alan Duncan has released a statement to say he is standing down from the government as his own request.
He said: "I have been privileged to spend four years as Minister for International Development, which has been one of the most fulfilling responsibilities I have assumed in my life.
"I am proud to have contributed to Britain's role in the world, but am now looking forward to weighing in behind the government's domestic efforts to restore the UK's economic fortunes."
Nicky Morgan is the new Education Secretary and continues as Minister for Women and Equalities.
Women's minister Nicky Morgan has been appointed to the role of Education Secretary, replacing Michael Gove.