Wednesday 24 January 2018 / 2:14 PM Angela Rayner / Education

Angela Rayner responds to resignation of David Meller

Angela Rayner MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, responding to the resignation of David Meller from the Department for Education, said:

“It is right that David Meller has now resigned but there are still serious questions for the Education Secretary to answer over this scandal. The Minister for Children attended this event himself and we have yet to hear a full and clear account of his actions.

“The Department for Education is responsible for protecting children from exploitation and tackling sexual harassment in education, yet in the last fortnight alone we have seen two ministerial appointments forced to resign after falling far short of the standards we should expect. It is about time they started leading by example.”