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Conservative MP for Surrey Heath
- Secretary of State, Education (since 12 May 2010) (note about dates)
- Entered Parliament on 5 May 2005 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Michael Gove voted on key issues:
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately against more EU integration. votes
- Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Has never voted on removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Has never voted on a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Children, Schools and Families, Communities and Local Government, Treasury, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Home Department
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Home Information Packs, Gcse, General Certificate of Secondary Education, Teachers: Training, Pupil Exclusions
(based on written questions asked by Michael Gove and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Greater London Authority Bill Committee (9 out of 9)
- Housing Corporation (Delegation) etc. Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (15 May 2013)
“Education: Secretary of State: School accountability, qualifications and curriculum reform.
Witnesses: Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Education”
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- Has spoken in 12 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 57.22% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 30 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") 633 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 7 May 2013. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05||2003/04||2002/03||2001/02|
|Staying away from main home||£23,716 (95th)||£23,083 (joint 1st with 142 others)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£21,634|
|Office running costs||£16,706 (372nd)||£15,602 (447th)||£20,636 (268th)||£19,424|
|Staffing costs||£101,060 (124th)||£89,446 (255th)||£87,079 (195th)||£81,114|
|Communications Allowance||£14,847 (30th)||£15,705 (16th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£4,539 (469th)1||£5,542 (433rd)2||£4,334 (499th)||£7,420|
|Members' Staff Travel||£31 (403rd)||£20 (427th)||£51 (joint 410th with 1 other)||£75|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£907 (619th)||£516 (joint 479th with 1 other)||£732 (joint 403rd with 1 other)||£861|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,016 (joint 563rd with 1 other)||£1,690 (462nd)||£1,816||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,141 (joint 429th with 1 other)||£1,101 (238th)||£1,101|
|Total||£161,804 (169th)||£152,071 (235th)||£137,733 (326th)||£133,445|