Micheal Gove

Michael Gove is a Conservative politician and MP for Surrey Heath. Along with Boris Johnson, he led the UK’s pro-Brexit campaign, leading to the UK voting to leave the EU.

On 30 June, he announced he would run for the leadership of the Conservative party, facing Theresa May in the contest to succeed David Cameron as the next prime minister.

New PM May culls Cameron’s cabinet

George Osborne and Michael Gove among those dispatched

May completes cull of Cameron allies

Gove sacked along with Osborne, Letwin and Morgan

May poised to announce Cabinet line-up

Veterans and newcomers in contention for top jobs

Theresa May in the House of Commons in 2009

Inside Theresa May’s office

Preference for close team and reluctant to share information

Theresa May visiting Hewland Engineering, William Hewland – Chairman (grey jacket) Stephen Deane – Managing Director

Expect Theresa May to favour social order

She is a mystery. Colleagues know as much about her as many Londoners might know about a neighbour

Leadsom and May face off in UK PM race

Leadership contest threatens to inflame Tory divisions over Europe

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Theresa May v Andrea Leadsom

Tories will have to choose between experience and devout euroscepticism, says Sebastian Payne

Illustration by Luis Grañena of UK politicians inside a bubble
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Oxford Union to disunited kingdom

‘The traditional climax of a Union election was one Etonian backstabbing another for the presidency’

May asks backers not to vote tactically

Some supporters have discussed ‘lending’ support to Michael Gove

May takes strong lead in Tory leadership race

Leadsom claims momentum, Fox eliminated, Crabb withdraws

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Clarke offers candid view of Tory rivals

Grandee makes unguarded comments about leadership rivals

Could Leadsom be the Tories’ Corbyn?

The energy minister risks rendering the UK government as the Brexit party, writes Sebastian Payne

May lambasted over stance on EU expats

Tory frontrunner refuses to guarantee status of Europeans in UK

Legacy of the Brexit vote

After a rancorous referendum, there will be a shift in the tone of discourse, writes Philip Stephens

Grown-up women in Brexit playground

Never has the UK been in such need of leaders with their maturity, writes Sarah Gordon

Door opens for May if Gove bows out

PM’s allies believe other candidates could stand aside

Michael Gove illustration

Michael Gove, Tory leadership contender

A polite neocon is unexpectedly angling for the top job in British politics, writes Henry Mance

Michael Gove, U.K. justice secretary, left, prepares to speak as Boris Johnson, former mayor of London, listens during a news conference at the Vote Leave headquarters following the results in the European Union (EU) referendum in London, U.K., on Friday, June 24, 2016. Johnson, the bookmakers’ favorite to succeed David Cameron as prime minister after Britain voted to leave the European Union, will have to complete a transition from “court jester” to statesman to step into the role. His first task is to articulate what a Brexit will actually mean. Photographer: Mary Turner/Pool via Bloomberg

Intrigue and betrayal stalk corridors of power

As world looks to UK for plan, Westminster becomes revenge tragedy

Gove’s ‘well-planned’ leadership campaign

The justice secretary will have to overcome accusations of betrayal to win, writes Sebastian Payne

Gove says Brexit should not start this year

Justice secretary launches leadership campaign

Johnson exit is pyrrhic victory for Remain

When the former mayor retreated so did the best chance of salvaging an open, liberal Britain

Brexiters at war as Johnson pulls PM bid

Gove turns on Leave ally and joins race for Tory leadership

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 28: Stephen Crabb, Secretary of State for Wales, addresses delegates at the Conservative party conference on September 28, 2014 in Birmingham, England. The governing Conservative party are holding their yearly conference over the next four days. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Tory race narrows Brexit divorce options

Candidates are all challenging integrity of EU’s four freedoms

Theresa May and Michael Gove, contenders for the Tory leadership, appear to have ruled out the EEA option
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Should they May or should they Gove now?

Tory leadership race: battle has begun and is already bloodier than imagined, writes Sebastian Payne

How Gove forced Johnson to surrender

The justice secretary saw his friend failing to rally the troops — and seized his opportunity

Conservative leadership contest next steps

The winner — and Britain’s new PM — will be announced on September 9

Composite photo of (from left): Boris Johnson, Theresa May, Michael Gove and Stephen Crabb

Four visions of the Conservative party

The UK leadership contenders need to portray a positive image of the future, writes Sebastian Payne

Michael Gove running for Tory leadership

Surprise announcement from justice secretary is blow to Boris Johnson

Gove’s wife voices Tory doubts on Johnson

Leaked email reveals rightwing media ‘instinctively dislike Boris’

Gove’s wife says Brexit result ‘terrifying’

Sarah Vine indicates reaction of Leave camp in her regular Daily Mail column

Put Gove in the Foreign Office

The lead Brexit campaigner could help fill Britain’s power vacuum, writes Sebastian Payne

David Cameron

Cameron urges EU to heed lessons of Brexit

Prime minister makes final visit to Brussels summit as leader

Let Leavers govern as best they can

The economy, the union and the promises made during the referendum campaign are theirs to safeguard

Five Brexit leadership failures

No one comes out well from the referendum campaign

Ingram Pinn illustration

Perils of a populist paean to ignorance

Social media has muddied the line between prejudice and facts

Gove warns on Cameron’s migration pledge

Justice secretary says Leave vote will secure better deal with EU

EU referendum: Fight for hearts and wallets

A poll to settle Tories’ Europe issue has unleashed fierce passions Cameron is struggling to control

Brexiters split into nice and nasty camps

Farage’s role in the Leave campaign has caused some consternation, writes Sebastian Payne

Warsi attacks Leave’s ‘politics of hate’

Former Tory chairman’s U-turn was prompted by Ukip poster

Cameron cites murdered MP in Brexit race

Prime minister tweets link to article written by Jo Cox