Michael Gove

MP, Surrey Heath

Surrey Heath Conservative

Michael Gove campaigned to leave the European Union

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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.

However, Michael Gove sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Michael Gove generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Higher Education and Research Bill 19 Jul 2016

    As a new Back Bencher, I feel fortunate to have the chance to contribute to this debate; it has been well-subscribed, and conducted in the generous spirit one would expect of any education debate. And we have learned a lot, as we would expect in any education debate. We have learned that the University of Aberdeen is staying true to its internationalist foundations at a time of change. We...
  • Higher Education and Research Bill 19 Jul 2016

    I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for that clarification. Indeed, in the constructive spirit in which most of this debate has been held, I welcome what he says and entirely accept that this is a move towards greater consensus. One concern that people sometimes have about an emphasis on quality is that it somehow runs counter to the important principle of access, and that there somehow has...
  • Higher Education and Research Bill 19 Jul 2016

    I am sure the House is delighted to hear that my right hon. Friend is a reader of The Guardian, but may I say that I am glad we do not have mandatory reselection in the Conservative party, because such a confession might not endear him to his constituents, and I very much hope he is here for many years to come?

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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

  • 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

Other offices held in the past

  • The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice (8 May 2015 to 14 Jul 2016)
  • The Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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More about this

  • Has spoken in 15 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 82.87% 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.
  • 294 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Michael Gove’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 847 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 1 Aug 2016.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
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: £250 a month from 28 October 2011; value £3,000 a year in 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16

Donor status: company, registration 05971338

(Registered 29 December 2011; updated 22 January 2013, 7 February 2014, 17 February 2015 and 8 March 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: £250 a month from 8 November 2011; value £3,000 a year in 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16

Donor status: LLP

(Registered 29 December 2011; updated 22 January 2013, 7 February 2014, 17 February 2015 and 8 March 2016)
Name of donor: Aidan Heavey
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 12 August 2015)
Name of donor: Information Edge
Address of donor: Token House, 11-12 Tokenhouse Yard, London EC2R 7AS

Amount of donation: £4,750 for the year 2015, in monthly payments initially of £250, increased to £500 from June 2015.

Donor status: company, registration 05337528.

(Registered 13 August 2015)
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 from May 2015 to April 2016, in monthly payments of £250

Donor status: company, registration 06764638

(Registered 13 August 2015)
Name of donor: Magna Carta Club
Address of donor: c/o Surrey Heath Conservative Association, Curzon House, Church Rd, Windlesham GU20 6BH

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £7,500

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 08 October 2015)
Name of donor: Bansols Beta Ltd
Address of donor: The Courtyard, Chapel Lane, Bodiote, Banbury, Oxon OX15 4DB

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

Donor status: company, registration 02878404

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

Amount of donation: £6,000 for the year 2016, in monthly payments of £500

Donor status: company, registration 05337528.

(Registered 21 June 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: £3,000 for the year 2016-17, in monthly payments of £250, starting from May 2016

Donor status: company, registration 06764638

(Registered 23 June 2016)
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: Access Industries
Address of donor: Marble Arch House, 6th Floor, 66 Seymour St, London W1H 5BT

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: 2 tickets to football match at the Emirates Stadium; value £500

Date received: 5 December 2015

Date accepted: 5 December 2015

Donor status: company, registration 05035508

(Registered 16 December 2015)
Name of donor: Chelsea Football Club
Address of donor: Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, London SW6 1HS

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets, including hospitality, to a football match at Chelsea Football Club; total value £512

Date received: 16 January 2016

Date accepted: 16 January 2016

Donor status: company, registration 1965149

(Registered 01 February 2016)
Name of donor: Franco-British Colloque
Address of donor: 86 East Lane, West Horsley, Leatherhead, Surrey KT24 6LQ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: food and accommodation while attending the Franco-British Colloque’s 2016 Conference, total value £1,414

Date received: 15-16 January 2016

Date accepted: 15 January 2016

Donor status: company, registration no 06913437

(Registered 31 May 2016)
4. Visits outside the UK
The four entries below relate to a single visit to New York undertaken between 26 March and 2 April 2016.
Name of donor: The Algemeiner Journal
Address of donor: P.O. Box 250746 Brooklyn, NY 11225

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): for my family, a member of staff and myself, taxis £124; flights £2,525; on 28 March 2016, a dinner £856; plus accommodation for a member of staff £412; total value £3,917

Destination of visit: New York

Date of visit: 26 March – 2 April 2016

Purpose of visit: To receive an award at The Algemeiner Journal Anniversary event.

(Registered 29 April 2016)
Name of donor: The Henry Jackson Society
Address of donor: 21-24 Millbank Tower, Millbank, London SW1P 4QP

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): accommodation for my family and myself with a value of £2,764

Date of visit: 26th March – 2nd April, 2016

Purpose of visit: To receive an award at The Algemeiner Journal Anniversary event and attend events organised by the Henry Jackson Society.

(Registered 29 April 2016)
Name of donor: The Lisa and Michael Leffell Foundation
Address of donor: 600 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10022

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): on 30 March 2016, lunch for a member of staff and myself with a value of £185

Destination of visit: New York

Date of visit: 26 March – 2 April 2016

Purpose of visit: Hospitality received during the course of a visit to receive an award at The Algemeiner Journal Anniversary event and attend events organised by the Henry Jackson Society.

(Registered 29 April 2016)
Name of donor: Alisa Swidler
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): on 30 March 2016, dinner for a member of staff and myself with a value of £205

Destination of visit: New York

Date of visit: 26 March – 2 April 2016

Purpose of visit: Hospitality received during the course of a visit to receive an award at The Algemeiner Journal Anniversary event and attend events organised by the Henry Jackson Society.

(Registered 29 April 2016)

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