May denies breaking Ministerial Code over Gove letter

Home Secretary Theresa May has denied Labour allegations that she broke the Ministerial Code by authorising the publication of a private letter to Michael Gove about alleged extremism in some Birmingham schools.

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Schools governor 'raised Islamist concerns in 2008'

A former schools governor in Birmingham has told ITV News he raised concerns over the threat of Islamist extremists on schools back in 2008.

Ofsted is expected to strip a schools across Buckingham of their current status, over concerns they are not doing enough to protect children from extremism.

Currently more than 20 schools across the city are reported to be implicated in some of the allegations. Former schools governor Keith Townsend said:

"The conspiracy seemed to be, either to turn the school into an entirely Muslim faith school, or to give Muslim children some form of ascendancy over those from other faiths."

ITV News Correspondent Rupert Evelyn reports.

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