Michael Gove

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Gove-led cabinet committee makes fresh bid for progress on levelling up
Weekly meetings of ministers chaired by Michael Gove expected to lead to new policies on reducing inequality

Heather Stewart Political editor

27, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Opportunity knocks for Michael Gove – but will he take it? | Simon Jenkins
The keys to No 10 may be the reward if the ‘levelling up’ secretary can give new hope to the north, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

26, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Five Tory MPs and peers who referred firms to controversial VIP lane
A number of Conservatives made referrals for firms that won Covid contracts, leaked document shows

Rob Evans, Rowena Mason, David Conn and Simon Goodley

16, Nov, 2021 @9:11 PM

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Michael Gove backer won £164m in PPE contracts after ‘VIP lane’ referral
David Meller’s company was among 47 awarded PPE contracts after referrals from politicians and officials

David Conn, Rowena Mason, Rob Evans and Joseph Smith

16, Nov, 2021 @9:11 PM

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Anger grows at Tory move to weaken power of election watchdog
New bill would dismantle Election Commission’s role in maintaining democratic process, say opposition parties

Toby Helm and Michael Savage

13, Nov, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Fire safety advice for low-rise blocks to be withdrawn, Gove says
Advice that left many leaseholders unable to sell their homes to be retracted by Christmas

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

08, Nov, 2021 @7:04 PM

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Boris Johnson has ‘fragile male ego’, suggests Nicola Sturgeon
First minister tells Vogue why she thinks PM sends Michael Gove to negotiate with devolved governments

Sarah Marsh

29, Oct, 2021 @3:41 PM

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Michael Gove ‘open’ to keeping Grenfell Tower as a memorial
Housing secretary’s intervention follows speculation that the building would be demolished because of structural fears

Mark Townsend Home affairs editor

23, Oct, 2021 @9:32 PM

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‘This is not democracy’: Tories accused of selling out to developers
Environmentalist Isabella Tree says that ‘troubling’ relationship with housebuilders calls the party’s environmental credentials into question

Toby Helm Political Editor

10, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Bolder moves required as Michael Gove tackles building safety crisis
Previous housing secretaries have failed to make much headway, but two sledgehammer options are available

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

08, Oct, 2021 @11:31 AM

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Gove looks at cutting insurance costs to tackle building safety crisis
Housing secretary may also push developers to pay for repairs in signs of renewed push to fix problem

Heather Stewart and Robert Booth

08, Oct, 2021 @11:21 AM

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Michael Gove to push homebuilding in the north of England
New levelling up secretary to refocus planning proposals in favour of less developed regions

Heather Stewart, Rowena Mason and Jessica Elgot

06, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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