Michael Gove

The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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Surrey Heath Conservative

Michael Gove’s voting in Parliament

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Last updated: 4 Dec 2017

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Lords: Select Committee 16 Jan 2018

    Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 Committee: Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006. 12:15 pm; Room 1, Palace of Westminster
    Witnesses: (at 12:30 PM) Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Lord Gardiner of Kimble, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Rural Affairs and Biosecurity, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Animal Welfare 12 Dec 2017

    I am delighted to publish today a draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill which will reflect the principle of animal sentience in domestic law and increase maximum sentences for animal cruelty tenfold, from six months to five years in England and Wales. This draft Bill will embed the principle that animals are sentient beings, capable of feeling pain and pleasure,...

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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

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

  • The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (since 11 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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 (Housing and Planning) (10 May 2005 to 3 Jul 2007)

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  • Has spoken in 15 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Michael Gove’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 42 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 91.78% 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") 902 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Dec 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
From 14 October 2016, weekly newspaper column, and other articles on request, for The Times. Expected remuneration of £150,000 a year from News UK, 1 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9GF, in return for an average of 8 hrs per week. This contract is for twelve months. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 18 November 2016)
14 December 2016, received £5,000 from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, 7 More London Riverside, London SE1 2RT, for delivering a speech. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 22 December 2016)
Payments received via London Speaker Bureau, 233-235 Kensington High Street, London W8 6SF:
23 January 2017, received £15,000 from Brewin and Dolphin, 12 Smithfield Street, London EC1A 9LA, for a speech. Hours: 3 hrs including preparation and travel. (Registered 17 February 2017)
10 May 2017, received £7,500 from Optiver, Strawinskylaan 3095, 1077 ZX Amsterdam, Netherlands, for a speech. Hours: 16 hrs including preparation and travel. (Registered 07 July 2017)
18 July 2017 received £4,000 from Ernst & Young, 1 More London Place, London SE1 2AF for delivering a speech on 16 May 2017. Hours: 5 hrs including preparation and travel. (Registered 10 August 2017)
31 January 2017, received £5,000 from the University of Birmingham, Jubilee Centre for Character & Virtues, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, for a speech. Hours: 6 hrs including preparation and travel. (Registered 17 February 2017)
24 March 2017, received royalties of £121.39 from the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society, 86 Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1EN, for past publications. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 13 April 2017)
24 April 2017, received £5,000 from Bridgepoint, 95 Wigmore Street, London W1U 1FB, for delivering a speech. Hours: 3 hrs including preparation and travel. (Registered 07 July 2017)
Payments received via The Presentation Coach Ltd., 103 Gloucester Road, Malmesbury, Wiltshire SN16 0AJ, for speeches:
10 May 2017, received £1,687.50 from Cains, Fort Anne, Douglas, Isle of Man IM1 5PD. Hours: 8 hrs including preparation and travel. (Registered 07 July 2017)
10 May 2017, received £4,125.00 from the Sports & Dining Club, Unit 35, White Hoe Industrial Estate, Old Castletown Road, Douglas IM2 1QB. Hours: 8 hrs including preparation and travel. (Registered 07 July 2017)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Information Edge
Address of donor: Token House, 11-12 Tokenhouse Yard, London EC2R 7AS

Amount of donation: £6,000 in monthly payments of £500 between January and December 2016.

Donor status: company, registration 05337528.

(Registered 21 June 2016; updated 28 October 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: £1,000, in monthly payments of £250, from May to August 2016

Donor status: company, registration 06764638

(Registered 23 June 2016; updated 09 June 2017)
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 2016

Donor status: company, registration 05971338

(Registered 17 November 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: £3,000 paid in monthly instalments of £250 a month from November 2016

Donor status: limited liability partnership

(Registered 17 November 2016)
Name of donor: Information Edge
Address of donor: Token House, 11-12 Tokenhouse Yard, London EC2R 7AS

Amount of donation: £6,000 in monthly payments of £500 between January and December 2017.

Donor status: company, registration 05337528

(Registered 02 February 2017)
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 2017, in monthly payments of £250, from January 2017

Donor status: company, registration 06764638

(Registered 09 June 2017)
Name of donor: Growth Financial Services
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 01692312

(Registered 07 July 2017)
Name of donor: Magna Carta Club
Address of donor: c/o Surrey Heath Conservative Association, 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 07 July 2017)
Name of donor: Strangers Gallery Dining Club
Address of donor: c/o Surrey Heath Conservative Association, Curzon House, Church Road, Windlesham GU20 6BH

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

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 07 July 2017)
Name of donor: Lord Philip Harris of Peckham
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 24 October 2017)
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 2017

Donor status: company, registration 05971338

(Registered 03 November 2017)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
I have accepted Honorary Membership for life of the Carlton Club. (Registered 19 December 2014)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Address of donor: 2-2-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8919, Japan

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): flights £5,156.40; accommodation £1,329.17; subsistence £2,999.02; total value £9,484.59

Destination of visit: Japan

Dates of visit: 11-18 February 2017

Purpose of visit: to gain a greater insight into Japanese affairs in fields including defence, foreign affairs, economy, and technology.

(Registered 08 March 2017)
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 £5,835.21; ground transportation £336.46; lodging £830.79; meals £151.49; total value £7,153.95

Destination of visit: Sea Island, Georgia, USA

Dates of visit: 9-12 March 2017

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

(Registered 27 March 2017)
Name of donor: The Varkey Foundation
Address of donor: St. Albans House, 57-59 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4QX

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): flights, transfers, hotel and subsistence to a total value of £9,830.40

Destination of visit: Dubai

Dates of visit: 17-20 March 2017

Purpose of visit: To attend and speak at The Global Education and Skills Forum and to attend the Inaugural Meeting of the Atlantis Group.

(Registered 04 April 2017)
Name of donor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee
Address of donor: 251 H Street NW, Washington DC 20001

Amount of donation or estimate of the probable value: flights costing £1,721.38; hotel costs of £923.45; car transfers costing £441.54; £3,086.37 in total

Destination of visit: Washington DC

Dates of visit: 26-28 March, 2017

Purpose of visit: To attend and speak at AIPAC Conference.

(Registered 26 April 2017)
Name of donor: Henry Jackson Society
Address of donor: Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London SW1P 4QP

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Hotel costs of £492.11

Destination of visit: Washington DC

Dates of visit: 24, 27 and 28 March 2017

Purpose of visit: Meetings with Administration, Congressional and NGO officials in role as HJS Trustee.

(Registered 26 April 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
From 23 January 2017 until June 2017, Trustee of Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London SW1P 4QP. The Henry Jackson Society is a charity dedicated to upholding democratic values worldwide. (Registered 28 April 2017; updated 07 July 2017)

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