Gove: Nicky Morgan 'intelligent, passionate, principled'

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".

Read: PM hails Gove as 'one of my real stars' despite move

Advertisement

Cameron orders Gove to act as 'minister for TV'

David Cameron has ordered new chief whip Michael Gove to act as "minister for TV', promoting Government messages in broadcast interviews to fire up votes before the General Election.