Nadhim Zahawi to replace Gavin Williamson as education secretary

Former vaccines minister promoted by Boris Johnson after winning plaudits for efficient and fuss-free jab rollout

Nadhim Zahawi, whose star has risen during the pandemic as vaccines minister, is to become education secretary after Gavin Williamson’s gaffe-prone tenure came to an end.

Zahawi has been promoted by Boris Johnson after winning plaudits over the efficient and fuss-free Covid vaccine programme, a style that may serve him well in an education sector buffeted by Williamson’s more confrontational style.

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