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Since May 2010, the Secretary of State for Education, my right hon. Friend Michael Gove, has made a total of 33 new appointments and 10 reappointments to public appointment positions within its public bodies. These are all non-civil servant appointments.
Declarations of political affiliation by public appointees have been recorded since April 2012. Those records indicate that five public appointees declared a political affiliation: Alan Milburn, Gillian Shephard, Christian Guy, Francis Plowden and Neil O'Brien.