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Bright Blue, the independent think tank and pressure group for liberal conservatives and home of Conservative modernisers, is delighted to announce that the Secretary of State for Education, the Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP, has been appointed its President.

The Education Secretary becomes co-President of Bright Blue’s Advisory Board, which currently includes high-profile ministers, politicians, opinion formers and business people.

The Education Secretary will not necessarily endorse every policy position of Bright Blue, but she does believe in the organisation’s underlying vision and principles.

Commenting on the appointment, President of Bright Blue the Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP said:

“More than any other organisation Bright Blue plays a pivotal role in promoting the cause of liberal conservatism and I am delighted to become their president.

As I will say in my speech today, the pressures that the next generation face are many and varied, but what I share with Bright Blue is an optimistic vision for the future of our country and a firm belief that through a commitment to progressive Conservative principles we can ensure that our best days remain ahead of us.”

Commenting on the appointment, Director of Bright Blue Ryan Shorthouse said:

“It is vital that an optimistic, modern and compassionate conservatism has a strong identity and voice – for the long-term success of the Conservative Party and the country. We’re thrilled Nicky is becoming the President of Bright Blue to help us articulate and champion liberal conservatism. She is a passionate and talented Secretary of State who clearly thinks that politics should be focussed on developing and delivering practical policies to support people, especially those from more modest backgrounds.”