1. Michael Gove 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.
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3. Michael Gove was born in Edinburgh in 1967 and brought up in Aberdeen.
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8. In 1996 Michael Gove joined the Times in London as a leader writer, where he continued to move up in the company.
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11. In 1996 Michael Gove joined The Times newspaper in London as a columnist and leader writer.
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12. Michael Gove was adopted and brought up in Aberdeen, in northern Scotland.
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18. Michael Gove was praised in December 2015 for scrapping the courts fee introduced by his predecessor, Chris Grayling.
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25. Michael Gove wrote a sympathetic biography of Michael Portillo and a critical study of the Northern Ireland peace process, which was commissioned by the Charles Douglas-Home Trust.
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26. Michael Gove remains on good terms with Rupert Murdoch, whom Gove described in evidence before the Leveson Inquiry as "one of the most impressive and significant figures of the last 50 years".
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27. Michael Gove has written a weekly column on politics and current affairs for the newspaper and contributed to The Times Literary Supplement, Prospect magazine and The Spectator.
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28. Michael Gove joined The Times in 1996 as a leader writer and assumed posts as its comment editor, news editor, Saturday editor and assistant editor.
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29. Michael Gove was born in Edinburgh and originally forenamed Graham by his biological mother.
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32. Michael Gove was appointed to the Shadow Cabinet by David Cameron in 2007 as Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families.
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33. Michael Gove is an author and a columnist for The Times.
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37. Michael Gove rules out resigning over Brexit deal—Politics live.
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38. Michael Gove has given his support to an Iceland Christmas advert about the damaging environmental impact of palm oil that was banned for being too political.
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42. Michael Gove was behind plans to provide schools throughout England and Wales with a copy of the King James Bible to celebrate the 400th anniversary of its translation into English, though he said he backed the scheme because of the historical and cultural significance of that translation rather than on purely religious grounds.
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43. Michael Gove stated he was "Christian and proud of it" at a talk to pupils at Westminster School in 2012.
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46. In 2015, Michael Gove cancelled a £5.9 million contract to provide services for prisons in Saudi Arabia, according to The Guardian, because it was thought "the British government should not be assisting a regime that uses beheadings, stoning, crucifixions and lashings as forms of punishment.
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49. In 1997, Michael Gove wrote in support of bringing back hanging as capital punishment, which was abolished in the UK in 1965, although he has not repeated such views since.
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57. Michael Gove told BBC News that he had mixed emotions about starting the new role, saying it was a privilege to become Chief Whip but that leaving the Department for Education was "a wrench".
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60. In June 2012, Michael Gove approved three creationist schools, such as Grindon Hall Christian School in Sunderland, which opened in September 2012.
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62. In a November 2010 white paper, Michael Gove declared reforms would include the compulsory study of foreign languages up to the age of sixteen years, a shake-up of league tables in which schools are ranked higher for the number of pupils taking GCSEs in five core subjects, and the introduction of targets for primary schools.
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65. Michael Gove is seen as part of an influential set of Conservatives, sometimes referred to as the Notting Hill Set, which includes: former Prime Minister David Cameron, former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, Edward Vaizey, Nicholas Boles and Rachel Whetstone.
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66. Michael Gove expressed admiration in late-February 2003 for New Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair because of the way he was handling the crisis in Iraq: "As a right-wing polemicist, all I can say looking at Mr Blair now is, what's not to like?" Blair, he thought, was "behaving like a true Thatcherite".
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70. Michael Gove was born in Edinburgh and originally forenamed Graham by his biological mother; at the age of four months he was adopted by a Labour-supporting family in Aberdeen, where he was brought up.
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73. At its 2013 conference, Michael Gove was criticised by the National Association of Head Teachers, whose members condemned the "climate of bullying, fear and intimidation" they said he had created during his time as Education Secretary, and passed a vote of no confidence in his policies.
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74. Born in Edinburgh, Michael Gove was raised in Aberdeen and attended Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, where he took a BA in English, graduating with an upper second, after which he began his career as a journalist.
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75. Michael Gove forced to defend lack of post-Brexit protection against chlorinated chicken in agriculture bill.
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76. Michael Gove was replying to David Simpson at a Westminster committee on Wednesday.
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