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Secretary of State for Education

Ministerial role

The Secretary of State is responsible for the work of the Department for Education, including:

early years
children’s social care
teacher quality, recruitment and retention
the school curriculum
school improvement
academies and free schools
further education
apprenticeships and skills
higher education

Kit Malthouse was appointed Secretary of State for Education on 6 September 2022.

He was previously Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster between 7 July 2022 and 6 September 2022.

Prior to this Kit served as:

Minister of State at the Home Office and Ministry of Justice – February 2020 to July 2022
Minister of State (Minister of State for Crime, Policing and the Fire Service) at the Home Office – July 2019 to February 2020
Minister of State for Housing – July 2018 to July 2019
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Family Support, Housing and Child Maintenance at the Department of Work and Pensions – January 2018 to July 2018

Kit was elected as Conservative MP for North West Hampshire on 7 May 2015.


Kit attended Sudley County Primary school and then Liverpool College before studying Politics and Economics at Newcastle University.

Political career

Kit was a councillor on Westminster Council from 1998 to 2006.

He was a member of the London Assembly from 2008 to 2016. He served as Deputy Mayor for Policing 2008 to 2012 and Deputy Mayor for Business and Enterprise from 2012 to 2015.

Career outside politics

Kit is a chartered accountant, founding a midlands-based finance company, which he now chairs.

Personal life

Kit is married with 3 children.

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