Nicky Morgan

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    Video caption: Nicky Morgan defends rejection of free school meals calls

    Nicky Morgan suggests Tory MPs didn't vote for free school meals because of Angela Rayner's language.

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    Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan unveils a public consultation into penalties for TV licence fee evaders.

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    Video caption: Baroness Morgan: 'We have got the expertise' in Huawei

    The culture secretary says using Huawei "in no way affects the ability for the UK to share classified data".

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    Video caption: Nicky Morgan: 'Every day you open emails with more abuse'

    The culture secretary tells the BBC abuse has been a factor in her decision to stand down at the next election.

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    Video caption: Anna Soubry describes threats sent to her mother and partner

    MP Anna Soubry tells Newsnight her experiences of abuse, following Nicky Morgan's decision to step down.

  6. Interim chair for Treasury Committee

    Catherine McKinnell

    The Treasury Committee has named Labour MP Catherine McKinnell as its interim chair.

    The post is vacant because Nicky Morgan has joined the government as culture secretary and John Mann, who had been named to replace her temporarily, has announced he is stepping down as an MP to become an independent adviser to the government on antisemitism.

    The election for the new chair was due on Wednesday but has now been postponed because parliament has been prorogued.

  7. Nicky Morgan criticised for swerving Brexit questions

    Alex Regan

    BBC News

    Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan has been accused of self-interest after refusing to say whether she would resign her Cabinet post if Boris Johnson tried to shut down Parliament.

    The Loughborough MP swerved questions on proroguing Parliament to guarantee a no-deal Brexit, something Boris Johnson has refused to rule out.

    On June's Question Time, the-then backbench MP said the idea of proroguing Parliament was "a mad suggestion", but on BBC Breakfast she said: "To be honest with you, I haven’t even thought about it, because it hasn’t even come up on the radar."

    Nicky Morgan

    She said the prime minister was "not attracted to these sort of archaic conventions", and claims of prorogation in September are "utterly false".

    Asked on the Today programme whether she would resign if Mr Johnson prorogued Parliament she said: "Having just taken on what is a fantastic role... I'm not planning the ending of my Cabinet career at this moment in time.

    "I - like the rest of the Cabinet - am working very hard, both to support the government in its efforts to find a deal, but also to prepare for a no deal if that is what ultimately has to happen."

    Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry accused Ms Morgan and other ministers of putting their jobs over the best interests of their constituents.

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    Ms Morgan's office has been approached for comment.