Tuesday 9 February 2021 / 12:32 PM Education / Kate Green

Kate Green responds to James Wharton’s appointment as Chair of the Office for Students

Kate Green MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Education, responding to James Wharton’s appointment as Chair of the Office for Students, said:

“This latest appointment adds to the Conservative Government’s growing catalogue of cronyism. Students have been forgotten by this Government which is more concerned about securing jobs for their friends.

“It’s ridiculous to think James Wharton could make independent decisions while continuing to sit as a Conservative Peer. He must resign the whip without delay.

“It’s vital for public confidence that concerns surrounding senior appointments are urgently looked at. This is why a Labour Government will end this cronyism by restoring transparency at the heart of Government through establishing an Integrity and Ethics commission.”