Michael Gove

Former MP, Surrey Heath

Surrey Heath Conservative

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  • Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Details
  • Voted moderately for increasing the rate of VAT Details
  • Voted strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Details
  • Voted very strongly for university tuition fees Details
  • Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions Details
  • Voted strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Details

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Former Conservative MP for Surrey Heath

Entered House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

Left Parliament on 30 March 2015 — 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

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (15 Jul 2014 to 30 Mar 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)

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  • Has spoken in 5 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 57.14% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below 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.
  • 307 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 762 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Contract from Harper Collins to write historical biography.
Income from publication of ‘Celsius 7/7’, published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Payments by way of royalties for assorted publications from the Authors Licensing and Collecting Society Ltd, Writers’ House, 13 Haydon St, London EC3N 1DB:
Payment of £78.06 by way of photocopying fees, received March 2014. No additional hours worked. (Registered 4 April 2014)
4. Sponsorship or financial or material support
(a) Donations to the constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by the party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: The Dental Centre
(a) Address of donor: 19 Station Road, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 2AL
(a) 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 and 2014-15
(a) Donor status: company, registration 05971338
(a) (Registered 29 December 2011; updated 22 January 2013, 7 February 2014 and 17 February 2015)
(a) Name of donor: Luff Associates
(a) Address of donor: White Oak Cottage, 13 Claremont Avenue, Camberley Surrey GU15 2DR
(a) 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 and 2014-15
(a) Donor status: LLP
(a) (Registered 29 December 2011; updated 22 January 2013, 7 February 2014 and 17 February 2015)
(a) Name of donor: Mr Richard Gilham
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 5 June 2014)
(a) Name of donor:  Information Edge
(a) Address of donor: Token House, 11-12 Tokenhouse Yard, London EC2R 7AS
(a) Amount of donation:   £3,000 for the year 2014, in monthly payments of £250; first donation made on 20 January, 2014.
(a) Donor status: company, registration 05337528.
(a) (Registered 10 July 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Copeland Blue Ltd
(a) Address of donor: Seebeck House, 1 Seebeck Place, Knowhill, Milton Keynes MK5 8FR
(a) 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
(a) Donor status: company, registration 06764638
(a) (Registered 16 July 2014)
(a) Name of donor: John May
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) 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
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 16 July 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Robert Paton
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 29 October 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Bansols Beta Limited
(a) Address of donor: The Courtyard, Chapel Lane, Bodiote, Banbury, Oxon OX15 4DB
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000
(a) Donor status: company, registration 02878404
(a) (Registered 22 December 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Henry Lumley
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 12 February 2015)
(a) Name of donor: Robin Birley
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 30 March 2015)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Name of donor: This Is Global Ltd
Address of donor: 30 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7LA
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: 4 tickets to Capital FM Summertime Ball with a total value of £1,100
Date of receipt of donation: 21 June 2014
Date of acceptance of donation: 21 June 2014
Donor status: company, registration 06251684
(Registered 16 July 2014)
Name of donor: Associated Newspapers Ltd
Address of donor: 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets for Glyndebourne, hospitality and transport, total value £883.04
Date of receipt of donation: 2 August 2014
Date of acceptance of donation: 2 August 2014
Donor status: company, registration 84121
(Registered 26 August 2014)
Name of donor: Chelsea Football Club Ltd
Address of donor: Stamford Bridge Ground, Fulham Road, London SW6 1HS
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: four tickets for the Chelsea Foundation Box with hospitality, total value £1,024
Date of receipt of donation: 23 August 2014
Date of acceptance of donation: 23 August 2014
Donor status: company, registration 1965149
(Registered 9 September 2014)
Name of donor: Access Industries
Address of donor: Marble Arch House, 6th Floor, 66 Seymour Street, London W1H 5BT
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets at £250 each for box at Arsenal FC, no hospitality, total £500
Date of receipt of donation: 2 February 2014
Date of acceptance of donation: 2 February 2014
Donor status: company, registration 05035508
(Registered 22 October 2014 together with donation of 18 October 2014)
Name of donor: Access Industries
Address of donor: Marble Arch House, 6th Floor, 66 Seymour Street, London W1H 5BT
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets at £250 each for box at Arsenal FC, no hospitality, total £500
Date of receipt of donation: 18 October 2014
Date of acceptance of donation: 18 October 2014
Donor status: company, registration 05035508
(Registered 22 October 2014 together with donation of 2 February 2014)
Name of donor: Chelsea Football Club Ltd
Address of donor: Stamford Bridge Ground, Fulham Road, London SW6 1HS
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets for the Chelsea Foundation Box with hospitality, total value £512
Date of receipt of donation: 1 November 2014
Date of acceptance of donation: 1 November 2014
Donor status: company, registration 1965149
(Registered 6 November 2014)
Name of donor: This Is Global Ltd
Address of donor: 30 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7LA
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: 5 tickets to Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball with a total value of £1,250
Date of receipt of donation: 7 December 2014
Date of acceptance of donation: 7 December 2014
Donor status: company, registration 06251684
(Registered 18 December 2014)
I have accepted Honorary Membership for life of the Carlton Club. (Registered 19 December 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: AEI World Forum
Address of donor: 1150 Seventeenth Street, NW, Washington DC 20036
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): accommodation £872, transport £347, subsistence £194, total £1,413
Destination of visit: Sea Island, Georgia, USA
Date of visit: 6-9 March 2014
Purpose of visit: To attend and speak at conference
(Registered 3 April 2014)
Name of donor: Lord Rothermere
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): travel, accommodation and subsistence to a value of £2,134, for me and my wife as guests of Lord Rothermere.
Destination of visit: France
Date of visit: 3-4 May 2014
Purpose of visit: leisure
(Registered 2 June 2014)
Name of donor: AEI World Forum
Address of donor: American Enterprise Institute, 1150 Seventeenth Street, NW, Washington DC 20036
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): accommodation £658, transport £5,362, subsistence £197; total £6,217
Destination of visit: Sea Island, Georgia, USA
Date of visit: 5-8 March 2015
Purpose of visit: to attend and speak at AEI World Forum conference.
(Registered 23 March 2015)
7. Overseas benefits and gifts
See Category 2 above.

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