Nick Timothy

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Nick Timothy give up his position as Theresa Could’s joint chief of employees after the election

Theresa Could’s former adviser has sparked criticism for a newspaper article attacking ex-education secretary Justine Greening.

Nick Timothy mentioned Ms Greening – who give up within the reshuffle after the PM tried to maneuver her to a different division – had resisted makes an attempt to reform college and tuition charges coverage.

This declare was branded “so unsuitable” by ex-universities minister Jo Johnson.

Mr Johnson mentioned Ms Greening had been “faultlessly loyal”.

Mr Timothy, who give up Downing Road after enjoying a key position within the Conservatives’ unsuccessful basic election marketing campaign, has since change into a newspaper columnist.

Within the Daily Telegraph, he wrote that when she was schooling secretary, Ms Greening had “exasperated” Mrs Could, was “unpopular with officers” and “annoyed reformers”.

“Charged with making Britain ‘the world’s nice meritocracy’, she put the brakes on insurance policies that work, like free faculties, and devised bureaucratic initiatives of little worth,” he wrote.

He denied allegations that he had “orchestrated” Ms Greening’s departure from her put up, however backed the choice to switch her with Damian Hinds. He additionally accused her of blocking proposals to chop college tuition charges.

However his claims had been dismissed by Mr Johnson, who was universities minister till the reshuffle, when he was moved to the Division for Transport.

One other Conservative, former minister Anna Soubry, tweeted:

Mrs Could’s official spokesman mentioned: “Nick Timothy left Downing Road greater than seven months in the past and he would not converse for the prime minister or for the federal government.”

BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg mentioned whereas Downing Road insiders insisted Mr Timothy not had contact with Mrs Could, any intervention by him wound up many Conservative MPs: