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Michael Gove

British politician (born 1967)

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Michael Gove: British politician (born 1967)
Michael Andrew Gove is a British politician serving as Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and Minister for Intergovernmental Relations since October 2022, having previously held both offices from September 2021 to July 2022. He has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Surrey Heath since 2005.

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Ed Davey reacts as Tory exodus continues [Video]

Ed Davey reacts as Tory exodus continues

Sir Ed Davey has reacted to the news that Michael Gove has stood down as an MP ahead of the election, saying: "It's very interesting that a lot of senior Tories in seats that we think we can win are..

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Housing Sec: Renters Reform Bill will end no-fault evictions [Video]

Housing Sec: Renters Reform Bill will end no-fault evictions

Michael Gove’s flagship Renters Reform Bill is debated in the Commons as charities including Shelter pull their support, describing it as a failure. The housing secretary promises ''We can have..

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Housing Secretary Michael Gove will not stand at general election

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has said he will not stand at the general election.
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Michael Gove admits to 'moral cowardice' during Brexit campaign

Michael Gove has admitted to "moral cowardice" by not being upfront with David Cameron about his plans to play a leading role in the Brexit referendum campaign.
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Groups accused of 'extremism' hit back at Michael Gove and say re-assessment 'will motivate us'

Two groups set to be re-assessed under the government's new definition of extremism have hit back at Michael Gove – with one saying the minister's latest move will only bolster their organisation.
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Gove names far-right and Islamist groups which could fall under fresh extremism definition

Communities Secretary Michael Gove has named five groups that will be re-assessed as a result of the government's new definition of extremism.
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Gove 'exercises Christian forgiveness' over Tory donor's alleged remarks about Abbott

Michael Gove says he is inclined to "exercise Christian forgiveness" when it comes to alleged remarks a Tory donor made about former Labour MP Diane Abbott.
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Groups fear they will be caught out in new definition of extremism

Michael Gove is poised to unveil a new definition of extremism amid jitters in government at his plan.
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Gove says 'good-hearted people' attending pro-Palestine marches should question potential 'extremist organisers'

Michael Gove has urged pro-Palestinian protesters to question whether extremist groups are behind some of the demonstrations - days ahead of publishing a new official definition of extremism.
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Michael Gove under investigation by standards watchdog

Michael Gove has been placed under investigation by parliament's standards watchdog.
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Gove hopes 'justice can be served' via criminal inquiry into Mone PPE scandal

Michael Gove has said he hopes "justice can be served" by the National Crime Agency (NCA) inquiry into a firm linked to Baroness Michelle Mone.
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Michael Gove criticised as he vows to take on councils that 'drag their feet' over housebuilding

Michael Gove will pledge to intervene if there are delays to housebuilding as a result of poor performance by councils - despite critics pointing out the government recently scrapped its own targets.
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Labour demands Gove answers questions over Michelle Mone PPE controversy

Michael Gove is facing calls to answer questions before MPs over PPE firm Medpro after Baroness Michelle Mone admitted she stands to benefit from a deal between the government and the firm.
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Government 'not contemplating' early election over Rwanda plan, says Gove

The government is "not contemplating" an early general election because ministers are "confident" the Rwanda bill will be approved by MPs, Michael Gove has told Sky News.
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Gove apologises for pandemic 'errors' and says lockdown went against Johnson's 'world view'

Michael Gove has apologised for government mistakes during the pandemic, saying the UK was too slow to enter lockdown in early 2020 and then again in the autumn when the virus resurged.
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Ban on no-fault evictions may face long delays amid fears of Tory rebellion

A government pledge to ban no-fault evictions could face long delays after Michael Gove told his backbenchers he would not enact the policy until courts have been reformed.
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Gove calls for tax cut ahead of next election - despite chancellor ruling it out

Michael Gove has called for a tax cut before the next general election - putting him at odds with the chancellor on the first day of Conservative Party conference.
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Gove announces intervention into 'bankrupt' Birmingham City Council

Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove has announced he will appoint commissioners to take over Birmingham City Council and launch a local inquiry into the authority after it declared itself effectively..
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Michael Gove names and shames councils who failed to respond adequately to resident complaints

Several councils have been singled out for criticism by Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove over their apparent failure to respond to complaints from residents, ranging from damp and mould to..
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Government re-writing rules on waterway pollution in bid to boost home building

The housing secretary Michael Gove is planning a major change to rules on waterway pollution in a bid to boost home building in England.
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Michael Gove going on holiday to wildfire-hit Greek island - as he insists region is 'safe'

Cabinet minister Michael Gove says he is going on holiday to a Greek island which is experiencing wildfires - as he insisted the region is "safe".
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Gove and Sunak pledge to see off housebuilding rebellions and increase number of homes

Michael Gove and Rishi Sunak have pledged to see off Conservative rebellions over housebuilding as they lay out their plans to increase homes in the UK.
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Plans to build more homes in cities to be unveiled amid criticism from developers

Developers have accused the government of not doing enough to tackle falling levels of house building, as Michael Gove prepares to unveil plans that he says will boost construction - without spoiling..
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Michael Gove calls for relaxation of net zero measures

Michael Gove has warned against "treating the cause of the environment as a religious crusade" and called for a relaxation of some net zero measures.
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Brexit preparation 'helped' COVID response, Gove tells inquiry

Planning for a no-deal Brexit was "some of the best preparation" possible for the COVID pandemic, Michael Gove has argued.
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Video showing Tory staff at Christmas party during lockdown is 'terrible', Michael Gove admits

A video showing Conservative Party workers at a Christmas party during lockdown in 2020 is "terrible" and "completely out of order", Michael Gove has said.
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Partygate committee not a 'kangaroo court', Michael Gove says

partygate committee not a 'kangaroo court', michael gove says
Michael Gove has defended the Privileges Committee investigating partygate after Boris Johnson described the group of MPs as a "kangaroo court".
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Michael Gove backs Ofsted despite criticism following headteacher's death

michael gove backs ofsted despite criticism following headteacher's death
Levelling up secretary Michael Gove has said Ofsted plays a "vital role" in assessing school performance.
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Michael Gove names and shames developers who have not signed post-Grenfell safety contract

michael gove names and shames developers who have not signed post-grenfell safety contract
Flat owners say more needs to be done to "save them from ruin" after developers who have not yet agreed to fix post-Grenfell safety defects were named and shamed in the Commons.
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Parents of skivers should have child benefit stripped, suggests Gove

parents of skivers should have child benefit stripped, suggests gove
Parents of children who regularly miss school should have their child benefit payments stopped, Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove has suggested.
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Social housing managers will require qualifications in bid to 'drive up standards' after two-year-old's death

social housing managers will require qualifications in bid to 'drive up standards' after two-year-old's death
Social housing managers will be required to study for qualifications, Michael Gove has announced.
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Gove apologises to Grenfell victims' families

gove apologises to grenfell victims' families
Michael Gove has apologised to the families affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy and admitted that "faulty and ambiguous" government guidance was part of the reason why the fire occurred.
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'Faulty and ambiguous' government guidance partially to blame for Grenfell tragedy, Gove admits

'faulty and ambiguous' government guidance partially to blame for grenfell tragedy, gove admits
The government is partially to blame for the Grenfell Tower tragedy because of "faulty and ambiguous" government guidance, Michael Gove has said.
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Government homes in on £5bn cladding settlement with housebuilders

government homes in on £5bn cladding settlement with housebuilders
Michael Gove, the levelling up secretary, is closing in on a multibillion pound deal with Britain's biggest housebuilders to help resolve the national cladding crisis exposed by the 2017 Grenfell Tower..
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'Even Messi can't do it alone': Gove compares UK economy to football team with 'star striker and defence full of holes'

'even messi can't do it alone': gove compares uk economy to football team with 'star striker and defence full of holes'
Michael Gove invoked Lionel Messi in a speech about levelling up in which he compared the UK economy to a football team with a "star striker and defence full of holes".
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Gove to drop house building target after Tory MP backlash

Michael Gove is set to drop the government's target to build 300,000 homes every year following an angry backlash from his own party's MPs.
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Gove has 'no confidence' in housing body that owned flat where toddler died

Michael Gove does not have "confidence" in the leadership of a housing association that owned the flat where two-year-old Awaab Ishak died following exposure to mould, a government source has said.
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Awaab Ishak death: Housing body to be stripped of new government funding

The housing body which owned the flat where toddler Awaab Ishak died following exposure to mould will be stripped of new government funding, Michael Gove has announced.
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Liz Truss's investment zones 'under review' as Michael Gove draws red line on environment

liz truss's investment zones 'under review' as michael gove draws red line on environment
Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove has told Sky News that he is reviewing Liz Truss's investment zones, saying anything which might undermine the environment is "out".
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Gove insists Braverman is 'first-rate politician' as pressure mounts over reappointment

Michael Gove has defended cabinet colleague Suella Braverman's controversial reappointment, describing her as a "first-rate, front rank politician".
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Gove backs Sunak for Tory leader as he accuses Truss of taking 'holiday from reality'

Michael Gove has backed Rishi Sunak to be the next Conservative leader and prime minister, as he accused Liz Truss of taking a "holiday from reality".
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Boris Johnson has sacked Michael Gove

Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove has been sacked by Boris Johnson.
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Gove unhappy with Johnson staying as PM, Sky News understands

Michael Gove has indicated he is unhappy with the prime minister staying in his post after a fresh wave of resignations in protest of Boris Johnson's leadership, Sky News understands.
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Gove admits he 'made a mistake' running against Johnson in 2016 Tory leadership vote

Michael Gove has admitted he "made a mistake" when he ran against Boris Johnson in the 2016 Conservative leadership campaign - and said he would not do so again.
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Gove criticised for using 'silly voices' during broadcast interview

gove criticised for using 'silly voices' during broadcast interview
Michael Gove has been criticised for "making jokes and using silly voices" when discussing the cost of living crisis.
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UK to continue negotiations with the EU but 'nothing is off the table' - Gove

uk to continue negotiations with the eu but 'nothing is off the table' - gove
The UK will continue negotiations with the EU tomorrow to resolve differences over the Northern Ireland Protocol, Michael Gove has confirmed - as he warned that "nothing is off the table".
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No emergency budget and PM's hints at cost of living announcement 'over interpreted', Gove says

The government will not be bringing forward an emergency budget in light of the cost of living crisis, but "will be saying more and doing more to help people", Michael Gove has said.
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Terror suspect killed MP in 'vicious and frenzied attack' after targeting Michael Gove, court hears

terror suspect killed mp in 'vicious and frenzied attack' after targeting michael gove, court hears
MP Sir David Amess was killed in a "vicious and frenzied attack" by a "fanatical terrorist" who had previously targeted the home of Michael Gove, a court has heard.
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Refugees scheme launched: How it will work, how you can sign up, and what's involved

There will be no limit to the number of Ukrainian refugees who can come to the UK as they face their "hour of greatest need", Cabinet minister Michael Gove has told MPs.
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'No one said it was inappropriate': Gove defends PM meeting Russian oligarch MI6 was concerned about

'no one said it was inappropriate': gove defends pm meeting russian oligarch mi6 was concerned about
Michael Gove said he was never told that he or Boris Johnson should not meet Evening Standard owner Evgeny Lebedev after reports that MI6 has had concerns about the Russian oligarch since 2013.
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Tens of thousands of Ukrainian refugees could come to UK - with £10,000 funding for each, says Michael Gove

tens of thousands of ukrainian refugees could come to uk - with £10,000 funding for each, says michael gove
Tens of thousands of Ukrainian refugees could come to the UK and each local council will get more than £10,000 per individual, Michael Gove told Sky News.
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Gove: 'Levelling up' plan will 'change the economic model of this country'

Michael Gove has said the government's "landmark" plan for levelling up the country will improve the lives of those outside London and the South East.
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