Cooper questions May over leaked letter

Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper has questioned whether Theresa May authorised the leaking of a letter she wrote to Education Secretary Michael Gove.

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Did the Home Secretary authorise the "improper release of correspondence between Ministers" that the No 10 statement refers to?

The private letter appeared in the media and seemed to show Ms May questioning Mr Gove's handling of alleged extremism in some Birmingham schools.

Read: Gove apologises to PM over schools 'extremism' row

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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.