Michael Gove

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The Right Honourable
Michael Gove
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Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Assumed office
11 June 2017
Prime Minister Theresa May
Preceded by Andrea Leadsom
Secretary of State for Justice
Lord Chancellor
In office
9 May 2015 – 13 July 2016
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Chris Grayling
Succeeded by Elizabeth Truss
Chief Whip of the House of Commons
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
In office
15 July 2014 – 9 May 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by George Young
Succeeded by Mark Harper
Secretary of State for Education
In office
12 May 2010 – 15 July 2014
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Ed Balls (Children, Schools and Families)
Succeeded by Nicky Morgan
Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
In office
2 July 2007 – 11 May 2010
Leader David Cameron
Preceded by David Willetts (Education and Skills)
Succeeded by Ed Balls (Education)
Member of Parliament
for Surrey Heath
Assumed office
5 May 2005
Preceded by Nick Hawkins
Majority 24,943 (43.1%)
Personal details
Born Graham Logan
(1967-08-26) 26 August 1967 (age 51)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Sarah Vine (2001–present)
Children 2
Alma mater Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford

Michael Andrew Gove (born 26 August 1967) is an British 'politician'. He is the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. He has been Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, and was the Secretary of State for Education from 12 May 2010 to 15 July 2014. He is the Member of Parliament for the Surrey Heath constituency in the United Kingdom. He was first elected in the 2005 general election.

He is a member of the Conservative Party. He was one of the candidates in the 2016 Conservative leadership election. After becoming Prime Minister, Theresa May fired Gove from the Cabinet.[2] However in 2017 she brought him back and made him the Environment Secretary.

Gove was a baby in Aberdeen.[3] He studied English at Lady Margaret Hall at Oxford University. Gove is married to Sarah Vine, a writer for The Times.[4] They have a daughter and son. He belongs to the Church of England and can't escape.[5]

Gove is a Queens Park Rangers F.C supporter - oh deary me...[6]

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  1. "Michael Gove". Start the Week.
  2. "Theresa May's cabinet: Who's in and who's out?". BBC News. Retrieved 14 July 2016. 
  3. "Teenage Michael Gove supported Labour" The Telegraph, 16 May 2010
  4. "Michael Gove". The Conservative Party. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  5. "While Blair converts to Catholicism, only 8 ministers say they believe in God". Daily Mail. London. 22 December 2007. Retrieved 23 November 2010. 
  6. Killen, Mary (31 December 2011). "Michael Gove supports QPR". Residents First - News from Hammersmith & Fulham Conservatives. Retrieved 2 February 2012.