Gavin Williamson defends trip to Scarborough a week before A-levels fiasco

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Education secretary says he remained in ‘constant contact’ with government during trip

The beleaguered education secretary has defended taking a trip to Scarborough the week before the A-levels fiasco in England that left pupils devastated and threw university admissions into disarray.

Gavin Williamson, who is facing mounting pressure to resign over his handling of the exams debacle and failed attempts to get children back to school before the summer holidays, said he remained in “constant communication” with his department throughout his visit.

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