Michael Gove

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

Conservative MP for Surrey Heath

@michaelgove https://facebook.com/MichaelGove2017

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Recent appearances

  • Prime Minister’s Statement: European Union (Withdrawal) Acts 19 Oct 2019

    Our democracy is a precious thing, and this Parliament is a special place. Our democracy depends on respect for difference, and this Parliament thrives on respecting the sincerity and the commitment to public service of every Member. That is why I know that deciding how to vote today will have been difficult for many Members, and it is important we all recognise that those who argued to...
  • Prime Minister’s Statement: European Union (Withdrawal) Acts 19 Oct 2019

    Not yet. In a debate characterised by many brilliant and passionate speeches, the speech that stood out for me was that of my right hon. Friend the Member for Maidenhead (Mrs May). She argued for remain, but she also recognises that, when the people have spoken, their verdict has to be respected. We have seen that not only from Conservative Members but from Members of all parties, such as...
  • Prime Minister’s Statement: European Union (Withdrawal) Acts 19 Oct 2019

    No. There will be individuals on both sides of the House who have specific qualms and concerns about this deal, but the time has come for us to decide. None of us in a country that voted 52:48, none of us in a House of 650 Members and none of us in a country of 65 million people can ensure that we have our own perfect Brexit.

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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

  • 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)

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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 19 debates in the last year — well 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 86.38% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1112 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Sep 2019.

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, or nature and value if donation in kind: £6,000 in monthly payments of £500 between January and December 2018.

Donor status: company, registration 05337528

(Registered 01 February 2018)
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 2018, in monthly payments of £250, from January 2018

Donor status: company, registration 06764638

(Registered 04 June 2018)
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 2018

Donor status: company, registration 05971338

(Registered 09 November 2018)
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)
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)
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)
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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