Michael Gove

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Michael Gove is the current shadow secretary of state for children schools and families and a close policy aide of David Cameron. He was formerly a deputy editor of The Times, and is still a columnist there. He is describes as an "unabashed neoconservative"[1]

"Michael is a former Chairman of Policy Exchange, a centre-right think-tank which has come up with innovative policies on policing, local government and fighting terrorism. Policy Exchange's plans to devolve more power over police priorities to local communities has been widely welcomed and compared to the initiatives introduced by Rudi Giuliani which reduced crime in New York.

"Michael was first elected as Member of Parliament for Surrey Heath in May 2005. He served as Shadow Minister for Housing & Planning and Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools & Families. Following the 2010 General Election, he was appointed as Secretary of State for Education." [2]

Michael is married to Sarah Vine, who is a leader writer at The Times.




  1. Andrew Porter, Michael Gove on why diplomas should be ditched and GCSEs made more difficult, The Telegraph, 07-November-2008, Accessed 29-March-2009
  2. Michael Gove Biography, organizational web page, accessed March 15, 2013.
  3. Politeia People, organizational web page, accessed July 2, 2012.