Shadow Education Secretary, Stephen Twigg MP, expresses interest to work with CEBE

In an article in The Times, Shadow Education Secretary, Stephen Twigg MP, has outlined his commitment to 'evidence, evidence, evidence'.
He proposes the creation of an "Office for Educational Improvement, independent of ministers, along the lines of the Office for Budgetary Responsibility that was set up by this Government." Mentioning the Coalition for Evidence-based Education, he notes that "Teachers rarely have time to look at research and academics don't always see the relevance of their work to the classroom so I will look at how we can work with organisations such as [CEBE]."
The full text of Stephen Twigg's speech to Progress can be found here.
An interview on The Today programme can be listened to again here (1hr 15m 25s in).