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.

This is a selection of Michael Gove’s votes.

  • Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Almost always voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes

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Profile

Conservative MP for Surrey Heath

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

Expenses

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

Currently held offices

  • Member, Committee on Exiting the European Union (since 31 Oct 2016)

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 31 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Michael Gove’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 1 written question 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 81.08% 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.
  • 278 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Michael Gove’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 860 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 21 Nov 2016.

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)
25 October 2016, received advance payment of £17,500 from Harper Collins Publishers, The News Building, 1 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9GF, via Georgina Capel Associates Ltd, 29 Wardour St, London W1D 6PS, for a book. Hours: impossible to calculate. (Registered 18 November 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: 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 and ending in December 2015.

Donor status: company, registration 05337528.

(Registered 13 August 2015; 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: £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: 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 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: £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)
Name of donor: RMB Associates Ltd
Address of donor: 253 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8QT

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: company, registration 08823586

(Registered 19 August 2016)
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 31 October 2016)
Name of donor: Strangers Gallery Dining 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 31 October 2016)
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)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Paul Marshall
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,250 to support my campaign for leadership of the Conservative Party

Date received: 28 July 2016

Date accepted: 28 July 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 08 August 2016)
Name of donor: Theodore Agnew
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,250 to support my campaign for leadership of the Conservative Party

Date received: 29 July 2016

Date accepted: 29 July 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 08 August 2016)
Name of donor: Zacharias Gertler
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Conservative Party

Date received: 29 July 2016

Date accepted: 29 July 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 08 August 2016)
Name of donor: John Nash
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,250 to support my campaign for leadership of the Conservative Party

Date received: 29 July 2016

Date accepted: 29 July 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 08 August 2016)
Name of donor: David Meller
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,250 to support my campaign for leadership of the Conservative Party

Date received: 28 July 2016

Date accepted: 1 August 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 08 August 2016)
Name of donor: Andrew Roberts
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Conservative Party

Date received: 4 July 2016

Date accepted: 2 August 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 08 August 2016)
Name of donor: Olga Polizzi
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Conservative Party

Date received: 6 July 2016

Date accepted: 2 August 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 08 August 2016)
Name of donor: Peter David Wilson
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Conservative Party

Date received: 7 July 2016

Date accepted: 2 August 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 08 August 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)
Name of donor: The Times Newspapers
Address of donor: 1 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9GF

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Whilst attending The Times Cheltenham Festival, two nights accommodation for myself plus one nights accommodation for two guests, total value £850

Date received: 14-15 October 2016

Date accepted: 14 October 2016

Donor status: company, registration 894646

(Registered 17 November 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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