Michael Gove, twice opponent of Boris Johnson in the race for the post of prime minister, enjoys broad confidence from the occupant of Downing Street. In 2016, he supported Boris Johnson, against Theresa May, before campaigning alone. Three years later, Boris Johnson wins but he wants to have in his team. Michael Gove is Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, therefore minister without portfolio.
Ascension within the conservative party
Adopted by a working family from Aberdeen, in the north-east of Scotland, 4 months after his birth, Michael Gove is a brilliant student at Oxford University before embarking on a career as a journalist as his mentor Boris Johnson.
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As a student, he spent a brief time with the Labor Party, before later joining the Conservatives. In 2005, he became an MP. From 2010 to 2014, he was appointed Minister of Education in David Cameron's first government, and tried to reform the education system. In David Cameron's second government in 2015, Michael Gove is appointed to Justice.
During the referendum campaign on Brexit in June 2016, Michael Gove is campaigning for an exit from the EU. He even sends a letter to David Cameron arguing that "Great Britain would be stronger outside the EU". However, he always excluded the idea of a Brexit without agreement. The former Minister of the Environment, Food and Rural Territories between 2017 and 2019, in Theresa May's government, stands out from the other strong men of Boris Johnson's new cabinet, all of whom are convinced Brexiter.
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As Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Michael Gove becomes a close adviser to Boris Johnson, an important role in this government, whose main goal is, according to the new Prime Minister, to leave the European Union on 31 October.