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Michael Gove

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

Conservative MP for Surrey Heath

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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.

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Last updated: 20 Jan 2020. Please share these votes responsibly.

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Recent appearances

  • NHS Funding Bill: Funding Settlement for the health service in England 4 Feb 2020

    Further to that point of order, Dame Eleanor. Is it not the case that health is a devolved matter, and that the NHS in Scotland is the responsibility of the Scottish Parliament? Is it not the case that, therefore, Members of this House have no votes on, or say in, what happens in the NHS in Scotland, and is it not appropriate to point out to SNP Members that while they stage these stunts...
  • Written Ministerial Statements — Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Update on the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill 23 Jan 2020

    This Government was elected with a clear mandate to deliver the result of the 2016 Referendum, and to ensure that the UK ratifies the deal reached by the Prime Minister, before the UK leaves the European Union on the 31 January. The Government has sought, in line with the Sewel Convention, legislative consent from the devolved legislatures of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland for the...
  • Cabinet Office: Leaving the EU: Departmental Preparedness 22 Jan 2020

    I welcome you to the Chair, Mr Speaker. In 10 days the United Kingdom will once more be an independent nation and ready to assert our international role with renewed confidence. Departments across Government are undertaking all the necessary work to embrace these new opportunities, and we will continue to do so during the implementation period, which ends on 31 December.

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Profile

Conservative MP for Surrey Heath

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

Social Media

Expenses

Topics of interest

Michael Gove campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • 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

  • Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (since 24 Jul 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (11 Jun 2017 to 24 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Committee on Exiting the European Union (31 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice (8 May 2015 to 14 Jul 2016)
  • Chief Whip (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 (Communities and Local Government) (Housing and Planning) (10 May 2005 to 3 Jul 2007)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 17 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Michael Gove’s speeches
  • 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 low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 79.41% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 223 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Michael Gove’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1125 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Feb 2020.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Luff Associates
Address of donor: White Oak Cottage, 13 Claremont Avenue, Camberley GU15 2DR

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,250 paid in instalments of £250 a month from November 2018 to March 2019

Donor status: limited liability partnership

(Registered 17 December 2018; updated 26 April 2019)
Name of donor: Information Edge
Address of donor: Token House, 11-12 Tokenhouse Yard, London EC2R 7AS

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £6,000 in monthly payments of £500 between January and December 2019

Donor status: company, registration 05337528

(Registered 24 January 2019)
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 2019, in monthly payments of £250, from January to December 2019

Donor status: company, registration 06764638

(Registered 14 March 2019)
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 12 April 2019)
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 01 August 2019)
Name of donor: Strangers Gallery Dining Club
Address of donor: Curzon House, Church Road, Windlesham GU20 6BH

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

Donor status: members' association (unincorporated)

(Registered 02 August 2019)
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: £3,000 paid in monthly instalments of £250 a month from October 2019

Donor status: company, registration 05971338

(Registered 05 November 2019)
Name of donor: Magna Carta Club
Address of donor: Curzon House, Church Road, Windlesham GU20 6BH

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

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 08 January 2020)
Name of donor: Magna Carta Club
Address of donor: Curzon House, Church Road, Windlesham GU20 6BH

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

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 08 January 2020)
Name of donor: Harwood Capital LLP
Address of donor: 6 Stratton Street, London W1J 8LD

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

Donor status: company, registration OC304213

(Registered 08 January 2020)
Name of donor: GYG Estates Ltd
Address of donor: First Floor, Winston House, 349 Regents Park Road, London N3 1DH

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

Donor status: company, registration 06947354

(Registered 08 January 2020)
Name of donor: Jerry Buhlmann
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 08 January 2020)
Name of donor: Information Edge
Address of donor: Token House, 11-12 Tokenhouse Yard, London EC2R 7AS

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,000

Donor status: company, registration 05337528

(Registered 08 January 2020)
Name of donor: Information Edge
Address of donor: Token House, 11-12 Tokenhouse Yard, London EC2R 7AS

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £6,000 in monthly payments of £500 between January and December 2020

Donor status: company, registration 05337528

(Registered 08 January 2020)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Bansols Beta Ltd
Address of donor: The Courtyard, Chapel Lane, Bodicote, Banbury OX15 4DB

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

Date received: 10 May 2019

Date accepted: 3 June 2019

Donor status: company, registration 02878404

(Registered 12 June 2019)
Name of donor: Lord Harris of Peckham
Address of donor: private

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

Date received: 13 May 2019

Date accepted: 3 June 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 12 June 2019)
Name of donor: Geoffrey de Jager
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £20,000

Date received: 20 May 2019

Date accepted: 3 June 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 12 June 2019)
Name of donor: Andrew Roberts
Address of donor: private

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

Date received: 20 May 2019

Date accepted: 3 June 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 12 June 2019)
Name of donor: Zac Gertler
Address of donor: private

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

Date received: 21 May 2019

Date accepted: 3 June 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 12 June 2019)
Name of donor: Alan Massie
Address of donor: private

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

Date received: 23 May 2019

Date accepted: 3 June 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 12 June 2019)
Name of donor: Lord Wolfson of Aspley Guise
Address of donor: private

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

Date received: 24 May 2019

Date accepted: 3 June 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 12 June 2019)
Name of donor: Lord Wolfson of Aspley Guise
Address of donor: private

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

Date received: 28 May 2019

Date accepted: 3 June 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 12 June 2019)
Name of donor: IPGL Ltd
Address of donor: 39 Sloane Street, London SW1X 9LP

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £20,000

Date received: 29 May 2019

Date accepted: 3 June 2019

Donor status: company, registration 02011009

(Registered 12 June 2019)
Name of donor: Sir Paul Marshall
Address of donor: private

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

Date received: 29 May 2019

Date accepted: 3 June 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 12 June 2019)
Name of donor: Growth Financial Services Ltd
Address of donor: 6 Stratton Street, London W1J 8LD

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £25,000

Date received: 3 June 2019

Date accepted: 6 June 2019

Donor status: company, registration 01692312

(Registered 12 June 2019)
Name of donor: Blakeney Holdings Ltd
Address of donor: 9 Queripel House, 1 Duke of York Square, London SW3 4LY

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

Date received: 6 June 2019

Date accepted: 6 June 2019

Donor status: company, registration 2473403

(Registered 12 June 2019)
Name of donor: Charles Wigoder
Address of donor: private

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

Date received: 7 June 2019

Date accepted: 7 June 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 03 July 2019)
Name of donor: RTC Education 2 Ltd
Address of donor: 167 Imperial Drive, Harrow HA2 7HD

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

Date received: 11 June 2019

Date accepted: 11 June 2019

Donor status: company, registration 3722036

(Registered 03 July 2019)
Name of donor: Blakeney Holdings Ltd
Address of donor: 9 Queripel House, 1 Duke of York Square, London SW3 4LY

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

Date received: 13 June 2019

Date accepted: 13 June 2019

Donor status: company, registration 2473403

(Registered 03 July 2019)
Name of donor: Mohamed Amersi
Address of donor: private

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

Date received: 17 June 2019

Date accepted: 17 June 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 03 July 2019)
Name of donor: Lord Harris of Peckham
Address of donor: private

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

Date received: 19 June 2019

Date accepted: 19 June 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 03 July 2019)
Name of donor: Geoffrey de Jager
Address of donor: private

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

Date received: 13 November 2019

Date accepted: 10 December 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 08 January 2020)
Name of donor: Lord Phillip Harris of Peckham
Address of donor: private

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

Date received: 13 November 2019

Date accepted: 10 December 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 08 January 2020)
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: The Arts Club Ltd
Address of donor: 40 Dover Street, London, W1S 4NP

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Honorary Membership of Club for myself and my wife, total value £8,000 (for each of us, £2,000 to join and £2,000 annual subscription).

Date received: 4 February 2019 to 3 February 2020

Date accepted: 11 February 2019

Donor status: company, registration 00047802

(Registered 22 February 2019)
Name of donor: The Football Association Premier League Limited
Address of donor: 30 Gloucester Place, London, W1U 8PL

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Three tickets, including hospitality, to a football match at Wembley Stadium, total value £660

Date received: 24 February 2019

Date accepted: 24 February 2019

Donor status: company, registration 2719699

(Registered 07 March 2019)
Name of donor: Manchester City FC
Address of donor: Etihad Stadium, Etihad Campus Manchester M11 3FF

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets, including hospitality, to a football match at Manchester City FC, total value £1,440

Date received: 23 November 2019

Date accepted: 23 November 2019

Donor status: company, registration 00040946

(Registered 08 January 2020)
Name of donor: Franco-British Colloque
Address of donor: 86 East Lane, West Horsley, Leatherhead KT24 6LQ

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: food and accommodation while attending the Franco-British Colloque’s 2020 Conference, total value £901.57

Date received: 16-18 January 2020

Date accepted: 6 January 2020

Donor status: company, registration 06913437

(Registered 04 February 2020)
Name of donor: The Arts Club Ltd
Address of donor: 40 Dover Street, London W1S 4NP

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Honorary Membership of Club for myself and my wife, total value £4,000 (for each of us, £2,000 annual subscription).

Date received: 4 February 2020 to 3 February 2021

Date accepted: 4 February 2020

Donor status: company, registration 00047802

(Registered 04 February 2020)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: American Enterprise Institute
Address of donor: 1789 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC 20036, USA

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Travel £5,573.02; ground transportation £422.55; lodging £1,299.25; meals £174.36; total value £7,469.18

Destination of visit: Sea Island, Georgia, USA

Dates of visit: 7-10 March 2019

Purpose of visit: To speak at the annual AEI World Forum.

(Registered 14 March 2019)

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