Gove: Ofsted chair replaced 'to bring new eyes to bear'

Education Secretary Michael Gove has insisted that the government is "perfectly happy to appoint people whatever their political background to important jobs".

Speaking of the outgoing chair of Ofsted Baroness Morgan, who has accused No 10 of trying to fill public bodies with Tory supporters, Mr Gove said "she's done a really good job".

But he told BBC 1's Andrew Marr Show that he felt it was necessary to replace her "in order to bring new eyes to bear".

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Michael Gove warned not to surround himself with 'yes men'

Education Secretary Michael Gove should not surround himself with "yes men" or "believe his own hype", former Ofsted chief inspector Sir David Bell said. Sir David made the comments after Mr Gove decided to replace the head of Ofsted.