A selection of Michael Gove's votes
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Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Details
Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Details
Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Details
Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Details
Voted strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Details
Voted very strongly for university tuition fees Details
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Michael Gove never rebelled against their party in this parliament
We are today publishing the independent review report into self-inflicted deaths of young adults aged 18-24 in National Offender Management Service (NOMS) prison custody. The review, announced to this House on 6 February 2014 by the Coalition Government, was carried out by the Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody under the leadership of Lord Harris of Haringey. I wish to thank...
May I begin by praising the work of my predecessor to improve the rehabilitation of offenders? Thanks to his reforming zeal, we have broadened the range of people providing and benefiting from rehabilitation, but there is still much more to do.
Absolutely. May I emphasise that, with heinous crimes such as the appalling murder of Georgia Williams, judges have the freedom to impose whole-life orders? One was imposed on the killer in that terrible case.
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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
- Schools and Families
- Communities and Local Government
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Home Department
- Home Information Packs
- 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
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- Has spoken in 3 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 93.10% 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 772 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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