Shabana Mahmood MP said:
"This is a deeply provocative move by the Education Secretary which is
hugely disappointing. I am a Muslim Member of Parliament for Birmingham. I was born here. I grew up here I went to Small Heath School. The idea that the way that one loo...ks into these allegations of governance and bullying in a transparent, judgment free way is to appoint a counter terrorism expert is quite simply shocking.
"What would have been much more appropriate was an advisor led process
with someone appointed jointly by the DFE and Birmingham City Council as suggested by myself and every other Member of Parliament for Birmingham."