- Published: Friday, 14 October 2011 13:30
- Written by Jonathan Walker
Labour's new Shadow Education Secretary Stephen Twigg is making waves - after overseeing a major reversal in Labour policy just a week into the job.
Mr Twigg has said Labour now supports free schools, such as the three in Birmingham and the Black Country, as long as they are raising standards for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds.
As recently as September 25, Labour leader Ed Miliband was firmly opposed to the free schools policy.