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Michael Gove

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Gove speaking at the Big Society policy launch, March 2010
Secretary of State for Education
In office
12 May 2010 – 15 July 2014
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byEd Balls (Children, Schools and Families)
Succeeded byNicola Morgan
Shadow Secretary of State for
Children, Schools and Families
In office
2 July 2007 – 11 May 2010
LeaderDavid Cameron
Preceded byDavid Willetts
Succeeded byEd Balls (Education)
Member of Parliament
for Surrey Heath
Assumed office
5 May 2005
Preceded byNick Hawkins
Majority17,289 (31.8%)
Personal details
Born26 August 1967 (1967-08-26) (age 53)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Sarah Vine
Alma materLady Margaret Hall, Oxford

Michael Andrew Gove (born 26 August 1967) is an British politician. He has been Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, and was the Secretary of State for Education from 12 May 2010 to 15 July 2014. He is the Member of Parliament for the Surrey Heath constituency in the United Kingdom. He was first elected in the 2005 general election.

He is a member of the Conservative Party.

Gove was born in Edinburgh, adopted as a baby and raised in Aberdeen.[1] He studied English at Lady Margaret Hall at Oxford University. Gove is married to Sarah Vine, a writer for The Times.[2] They have a daughter and son. He belongs to the Church of England.[3]

Gove is a Queens Park Rangers F.C supporter.[4]