Michael Gove

MP, Surrey Heath

Surrey Heath Conservative

Michael Gove’s voting in Parliament

Michael Gove is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Michael Gove sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Michael Gove generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Michael Gove has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Prisoner Education 26 Apr 2016

    Thank you very much, Mr Speaker, for your tender solicitude earlier, but as you can see, I have an amazingly talented team of Ministers. They are the Arteta, the Oxlade-Chamberlain and the Özil of this Parliament, and for that reason I am very happy to be on the subs bench for most of the time. I am also very happy that you have allowed me to group these questions. Dame Sally Coates has...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Prisoner Education 26 Apr 2016

    I entirely agree with my hon. Friend. Colleagues may know that as well as being a distinguished Member of Parliament, he has also written for Inside Time, the prisoners newspaper, about the need to improve prison education. His own experience both in music and in education equips him superbly to make the point that education should be about not simply the utilitarian gathering of skills, but...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Prisoner Education 26 Apr 2016

    Absolutely. One of my former colleagues, David Laws, is leading work, along with a formidable social entrepreneur called Natasha Porter, who herself previously worked with Teach First, to establish a new charity. More details will be announced about both the Government funding and how we propose to recruit a generation of talented graduates to work in our prisons.

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Conservative MP for Surrey Heath

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Children
  • Schools and Families
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Treasury
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Home Department
  • Home Information Packs
  • Gcse
  • General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • Teachers: Training
  • Pupil Exclusions

Currently held offices

  • The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice (since 8 May 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (15 Jul 2014 to 8 May 2015)
  • The Secretary of State for Education (12 May 2010 to 15 Jul 2014)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (Children, Schools and Families) (3 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (28 Jun 2005 to 22 Jan 2007)
  • Shadow Minister (Housing and Planning) (10 May 2005 to 3 Jul 2007)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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More about this

  • Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Michael Gove’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 83.21% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 32 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 301 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Michael Gove’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 833 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 18 Apr 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
On 26 February 2015 I received a payment of £115.58 by way of royalties for a publication from the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society Limited, The Writers House, 13 Haydon Street, London EC3N 1DB. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 26 June 2015)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: The Dental Centre
Address of donor: 19 Station Road, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 2AL

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £250 a month from 28 October 2011; value £3,000 a year in 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16

Donor status: company, registration 05971338

(Registered 29 December 2011; updated 22 January 2013, 7 February 2014, 17 February 2015 and 8 March 2016)
Name of donor: Luff Associates
Address of donor: White Oak Cottage, 13 Claremont Avenue, Camberley Surrey GU15 2DR

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £250 a month from 8 November 2011; value £3,000 a year in 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16

Donor status: LLP

(Registered 29 December 2011; updated 22 January 2013, 7 February 2014, 17 February 2015 and 8 March 2016)
Name of donor: Copeland Blue Ltd
Address of donor: Seebeck House, 1 Seebeck Place, Knowhill, Milton Keynes MK5 8FR

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000 for the year from 28 May 2014 to April 2015, in monthly payments of £250

Donor status: company, registration 06764638

(Registered 16 July 2014)
Name of donor: John May
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000 for the year from March 2014 to February 2015, in monthly payments of £250; plus a further four monthly payments of £250, ending in June 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 16 July 2014; updated 13 August 2015)
Name of donor: Mr Anthony Spitz
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 08 June 2015)
Name of donor: Strangers Gallery Dining Club
Address of donor: c/o Surrey Heath Conservative Association, Curzon House, Church Rd, Windlesham GU20 6BH

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £8,500

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 29 July 2015)
Name of donor: Aidan Heavey
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 12 August 2015)
Name of donor: Information Edge
Address of donor: Token House, 11-12 Tokenhouse Yard, London EC2R 7AS

Amount of donation: £4,750 for the year 2015, in monthly payments initially of £250, increased to £500 from June 2015.

Donor status: company, registration 05337528.

(Registered 13 August 2015)
Name of donor: Copeland Blue Ltd
Address of donor: Seebeck House, 1 Seebeck Place, Knowhill, Milton Keynes MK5 8FR

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000 for the year from May 2015 to April 2016, in monthly payments of £250

Donor status: company, registration 06764638

(Registered 13 August 2015)
Name of donor: Magna Carta Club
Address of donor: c/o Surrey Heath Conservative Association, Curzon House, Church Rd, Windlesham GU20 6BH

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £7,500

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 08 October 2015)
Name of donor: Bansols Beta Ltd
Address of donor: The Courtyard, Chapel Lane, Bodiote, Banbury, Oxon OX15 4DB

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Donor status: company, registration 02878404

(Registered 11 January 2016)
Name of donor: Richard Gillham
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 09 March 2016)
Name of donor: Henry Lumley
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 09 March 2016)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
I have accepted Honorary Membership for life of the Carlton Club. (Registered 19 December 2014)
Name of donor: This is Global
Address of donor: 30 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7LA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: 5 tickets and hospitality to Capital FM Summertime Ball with a value of £3,000

Date received: 6 June 2015

Date accepted: 6 June 2015

Donor status: company, registration 06251684

(Registered 23 June 2015)
Name of donor: Access Industries
Address of donor: Marble Arch House, 6th Floor, 66 Seymour St, London W1H 5BT

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: 2 tickets to football match at the Emirates Stadium; value £500

Date received: 5 December 2015

Date accepted: 5 December 2015

Donor status: company, registration 05035508

(Registered 16 December 2015)
Name of donor: Chelsea Football Club
Address of donor: Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, London SW6 1HS

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets, including hospitality, to a football match at Chelsea Football Club; total value £512

Date received: 16 January 2016

Date accepted: 16 January 2016

Donor status: company, registration 1965149

(Registered 01 February 2016)

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