The old school tie? Nicky Morgan aide forced to resign after facing inquiry over IT contract

Here’s evidence of more corruption among members of the Conservative Government and the people they appoint.

While Greg Wallace (not the Masterchef host who has three “g’s” in his name) has reluctantly vacated his post on the maths working group run by the Department for Education and the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Maths, former Tory MP Esther McVey remains chair of the British Transport Police.

Transport secretary Patrick McLaughlin gave her the role after the voters of the Wirral made it clear they did not want her to draw a paycheque from public funds by ejecting her from her seat in the 2015 general election. She has no qualification for the role.

Nicky Morgan, the education secretary, faced huge embarrassment last night as one of her advisors was forced to quit following revelations to the Department for Education that he was facing a disciplinary hearing over IT contracts awarded to his partner.

Greg Wallace – who was once described by Michael Gove, the former education secretary, as one of his “magnificent seven” academy superheads – agreed to stand down from a government advisory board when approached by education officials after this news-paper alerted them to his track record on Friday.

The former head was dismissed as leader of five schools in Hackney, east London, last year following an investigation into financial irregularities involving contracts given by his academy group to his partner. Wallace is due to appear soon before a disciplinary hearing ordered by the National College for Teaching and Leadership.

Despite his track record, both the Harris Federation of academies, founded by the Conservative party donor Lord Harris, and the government had subsequently appointed Wallace as an adviser. More than 24 hours after the Department for Education was approached with the revelations, a spokesman confirmed that he had vacated his post in response.

Source: Nicky Morgan aide forced to resign after facing inquiry over IT contract | Politics | The Guardian

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  1. roybeiley December 6, 2015 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    A new definition of Cameron’s (in) famous slogan: “we’re all in it together” What he really meant was all us Tory pigs have our snouts in then trough together. Oink Oink!

    • NMac December 7, 2015 at 10:23 am - Reply

      Hear Hear. Cameron is “into” pigs in more ways than one.

  2. Mr.Angry December 6, 2015 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    Good their dropping like flies, no surprise here then, how many more have their grubby little fingers in other hidden issues.

    A national disgrace and I am sure he won’t be facing sanctions or financial destitution like the rest of us.

    Mcvey chair of the transport police how farcical, undoubtedly “They” are all in together.


  3. daijohn December 6, 2015 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    You have not made clear, unless I missed something, the connection between Greg Wallace and Esther McVey.

    • Mike Sivier December 7, 2015 at 12:43 am - Reply

      They both owe their positions to patronage by Conservative ministers.

  4. mrmarcpc December 7, 2015 at 3:03 pm - Reply

    Morgan is completely out of her depth and proved it on QT when all she could do was shout down her other guests and not give a proper replies to her questioning, time her incompetent arse was fired too!

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