Gove adviser 'attended Trojan Horse meeting in 2010'

Michael Gove's political adviser attended a key meeting four years ago where concerns about an alleged plot by Muslim hardliners to takeover Birmingham schools were raised, the Independent reports.

Education Secretary Michael Gove. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

In 2010, Elena Narozanski, one of only two special advisers to the Education Secretary, was reportedly told at the meeting Muslim governors were trying to influence the direction of some schools.

After the meeting, Ms Narozanski, who no longer works for Mr Gove, allegedly said she would raise the issue with the Education Secretary and claimed he was "interested" in the subject.

The report comes after Mr Gove said on Monday that he did not know about the warnings received by his department on 'Trojan Horse' before the matter became public.

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Gove adviser 'attended key Trojan Horse meeting' in 2010

Michael Gove's adviser attended a meeting in 2010 where concerns about an alleged plot by Muslim hardliners to takeover some Birmingham schools were raised, the Independent says. Mr Gove said he was unaware of his department's Trojan Horse warnings.