Reshuffle fun fact: Sixth minister for skills since 2010 needed if Milton moved

The Prime Minister is expected to make a cabinet reshuffle tomorrow, and most of the attention in the education sector will be on whether the Secretary of State, Justine Greening, is replaced.

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But keep an eye on the minister for skills, Anne Milton, a former nurse and junior health minister, now tipped by some to replace Jeremy Hunt as Secretary of State for Health.

Milton has only been in the role of minister for skills for seven months, after Robert Halfon was sacked in June last year, having served just under a year.

In fact, were a new skills minister to be needed it would make it the sixth incumbent since John Hayes took the role following the May 2010 general election.

By our calculation (below), it would mean the last five skills ministers averaged just a year and a half in office – or a little over the minimum duration for an apprenticeship!

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