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: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee 21 Nov 2018

    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Is Defra ready for Brexit?. 2:45 pm; Other
    Witnesses: Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Clare Moriarty, Permanent Secretary, Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee 31 Oct 2018

    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Scrutiny of the Agriculture Bill. 9:30 am; Room 8, Palace of Westminster
    Witnesses: Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs George Eustice MP, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Water Company Performance 18 Oct 2018

    The water regulators—Ofwat, the Environment Agency and the Drinking Water Inspectorate—hold regular discussions with water companies about their performance. I recently had the opportunity to address water companies at the Water UK conference, and most recently I met representatives from the industry on 31 July to discuss their performance and, indeed, underperformance.

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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 (Communities and Local Government) (Housing and Planning) (10 May 2005 to 3 Jul 2007)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 13 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 — well below 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 89.45% 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") 979 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 29 Oct 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
From 14 October 2016 until 11 June 2017, 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 was intended to be for twelve months. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 18 November 2016; updated 11 January 2018)
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 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: 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)
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 2017

Donor status: limited liability partnership

(Registered 13 December 2017)
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: Richard Gillham
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 01 February 2018)
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 29 March 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: 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 16 July 2018)
Name of donor: Bansols Beta Ltd
Address of donor: The Courtyard, Chapel Lane, Bodicote, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 4DB

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

Donor status: company, registration 02878404

(Registered 07 August 2018)
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: 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 2018 Conference, total value £777.60

Date received: 18-20 January 2018

Date accepted: 18 January 2018

Donor status: company, registration 06913437

(Registered 01 February 2018)
Name of donor: Jacqui Miller-Charlton, trading as Newcastle International Film Festival
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets, including hospitality, to a football match at Newcastle United Football Club, total value £456

Date received: 31 March 2018

Date accepted: 31 March 2018

Donor status: individual

(Registered 26 April 2018)
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 £447.65; ground transportation £309.39; lodging £972.81; meals £193.06; total value £1,922.91

Destination of visit: Sea Island, Georgia, USA

Dates of visit: 8-11 March 2018

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

(Registered 29 March 2018)
8. Miscellaneous
On 20 February 2018 I attended a match at Chelsea Football Club, value £200, at the invitation of another Member. BT Group plc paid for my ticket. (Registered 12 March 2018)

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