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Gove speaking at the Big Society policy launch, March 2010
|Secretary of State for Education|
12 May 2010 – 15 July 2014
|Prime Minister||David Cameron|
|Preceded by||Ed Balls (Children, Schools and Families)|
|Succeeded by||Nicola Morgan|
|Shadow Secretary of State for |
Children, Schools and Families
2 July 2007 – 11 May 2010
|Preceded by||David Willetts|
|Succeeded by||Ed Balls (Education)|
|Member of Parliament|
for Surrey Heath
|Assumed office |
5 May 2005
|Preceded by||Nick Hawkins|
|Born||26 August 1967|
|Alma mater||Lady 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. He studied English at Lady Margaret Hall at Oxford University. Gove is married to Sarah Vine, a writer for The Times. They have a daughter and son. He belongs to the Church of England.
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