Ruth Kelly has been named Secretary of State for Education and Skills
Wednesday, December 22, 2004
Ruth Kelly has been named Secretary of State for Education and Skills, following Charles Clarke's move to Home Secretary. Ms Kelly, 36, joined the Cabinet Office in 2004. She started work in the early 1990s as an economics writer on the Guardian before moving to the Bank of England. She became an MP in 1997 and was at the Treasury for three years. At 36, she is the youngest minister ever to serve in Tony Blair's cabinet. She is married with three daughters and a son.
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