British PM Cameron removes education minister, promotes women to Cabinet

Britain's new Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs Liz Truss leaves 10 Downing Street after her appointment in central London,on July 15, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Britain's new Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs Liz Truss leaves 10 Downing Street after her appointment in central London,on July 15, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Britain's new Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan leaves 10 Downing Street after her appointment in central London on July 15, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Britain's new Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan leaves 10 Downing Street after her appointment in central London on July 15, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron sacked ally Michael Gove, one of his ruling Conservative party's most prominent right-wing ideologues, as education minister on Tuesday, promoting Ms Nicky Morgan in his place.

"Michael Gove is Commons Chief Whip," Mr Cameron said on his official twitter feed, saying Mr Gove would now become one of the lawmakers who enforces voting discipline in Parliament. "He'll have an enhanced role in campaigning and doing broadcast media interviews."

Ms Morgan, Minister for Women and Equalities, was appointed Education Secretary, while Ms Liz Truss was appointed as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in the place of Mr Owen Paterson.