Peerage for cash? Gove appoints Tory donor to Lords post

10 January: The Guardian reports that education secretary Michael Gove has appointed a venture capitalist and enthusiastic supporter of academies to a post as an education minister.

By complete co-incidence John Nash has donated nearly £300,000 to the Tory party since 2006 – £288,000 since David Cameron became leader.

Nash runs a charity which sponsors a range of academies, but claims that he will be impartial in his new role.

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