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Gove: Morgan removal 'good corporate practice'

2 February 2014 Last updated at 11:39 GMT

Education Secretary Michael Gove has defended his decision to replace Baroness Sally Morgan as head of school inspectorate Ofsted.

Mr Gove told Andrew Marr that Baroness Morgan was a "fantastic person" and there was always a "need to refresh" heads of public bodies.

The move has been criticised as a political decision, and drawn a 'furious' response from Liberal Democrat Schools Minister David Laws.

Mr Gove denied a partisan agenda, saying the "only pattern you can see is appointment on merit".

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