William Gove: Michael Gove’s Son, Age, Height, Children

William Gove
Michael Gove's son William Gove: children

William Gove is a British student and politician’s son. William Gove is famous for being the second child of Michael Andrew Gove who is a British politician serving as Member of Parliament (MP) for Surrey Heath since 2005. A member of the Conservative Party, he has served in various Cabinet positions under Prime Ministers David Cameron, Theresa May and Boris Johnson. Gove has twice run to become Leader of the Conservative Party, in 2016 and 2019, finishing in third place on both occasions.

NameWilliam Gove
Age18 years
ParentsMichael Gove (father) Sarah Vine (mother)
SisterBeatrice Gove
William Gove

William Gove was born in 2004 (age 18 years) in Surrey, United Kingdom. He is the daughter of Michael Gove and Sarah Vine. His father Michael Gove is a politician and his mother Sarah Vine is a journalist. William Gove has an elder sister Beatrice Gove who was born in 2003.

His father Gove was in care until being adopted aged four months old, after which he was raised in the Kittybrewster area of the city. He attended the independent Robert Gordon’s College and studied English at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. He then began a career as a journalist at The Press and Journal before having a long tenure as a leader writer at The Times. Elected for Surrey Heath at the 2005 general election, he was appointed to the Shadow Cabinet by Cameron in 2007 as Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families.

Appointed Secretary of State for Education in the Cameron–Clegg coalition, Gove terminated the previous Labour government’s Building Schools for the Future programme, reformed A-Level and GCSE qualifications in favour of final examinations, and responded to the Trojan Horse scandal. The National Association of Head Teachers, the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, the National Union of Teachers and the NASUWT passed motions of no confidence in his policies at their conferences in 2013.

In the 2014 cabinet reshuffle, he was moved to the post of chief whip. Following the 2015 general election and the formation of the majority Cameron government, Gove was promoted to Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor. As the co-convenor of Vote Leave, Gove was seen, along with Johnson, a fellow Conservative MP, as one of the most prominent figures of the 2016 referendum on EU membership.

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William Gove’s father was the campaign manager for Boris Johnson in the 2016 Conservative Party leadership election but withdrew his support on the morning Johnson was due to declare and announced his own candidacy, finishing third behind May and Andrea Leadsom. Following May’s appointment as Prime Minister, Gove was dismissed from the Cabinet but was appointed to the second May government as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs following the 2017 general election.

He launched a second Conservative leadership bid in 2019 although eventually came third behind Johnson and Jeremy Hunt. Upon the appointment of Johnson as Prime Minister, Gove was appointed Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, with responsibilities including preparations for a no-deal Brexit.

Michael Gove took on the additional role of minister for the Cabinet Office in the 2020 cabinet reshuffle. After the 2021 cabinet reshuffle, he was moved to the posts of Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and Minister for Intergovernmental Relations. After Gove told Boris Johnson to resign during the 2022 Government crisis, he was dismissed by Johnson.

William’s father met his mother Sarah Vine in 1998. William Gove’s mother is a journalist, His parents met when his father was a comment editor and his mother was an arts editor at The Times. William Gove’s parents married in October 2001. William Gove has lived in Earl’s Court, Notting Hill, North Kensington and Mayfair. In July 2021, a joint statement on behalf of Gove and Vine said that they had agreed to separate and were “in the process of finalizing their divorce”. Gove contracted H1N1 swine flu during the 2009 influenza pandemic.

William Gove’s father Michael is a supporter of Queens Park Rangers Football Club. In August 2021, Gove was filmed dancing “merrily” in an Aberdeen nightclub. He had allegedly tried to avoid a £5 entrance fee by stating he was the chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. Friends of Gove denied he had attempted to avoid paying. On 10 January 2022, Gove became trapped in a lift in Broadcasting House for about 30 minutes, when preparing to appear on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme.

William Gove is single and not married. His girlfriend is unknown to the general public. He stands at an appealing height of 1.45m and has a good body weight which suits his personality. As of 2022, William Gove’s exact net worth has been released but his parents Michael Gove and Sarah Vine have a combined net worth estimated at around $10 million.