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In this episode, Liam talks to the Secretary of State for Levelling-Up, Housing and Communities Michael Gove. Having entered the House of Commons in 2005, the MP for Surrey Heath has emerged as one of the UK’s most influential politicians. Having previously run the Departments for Education, Justice and Food and Agriculture, Gove has developed a reputation as a courageous reformer, who gets things done.
After taking a prominent pro-Brexit role in the 2016 EU referendum, he then led Boris Johnson’s leadership campaign, before changing this mind, allowing Theresa May to become Prime Minister.
Now a Johnson loyalist, Gove says he is determined to see more homes built in the UK, not least social housing for low income and otherwise vulnerable families.
In this wide-ranging, exclusive interview, Michael Gove criticises over-dominant large house builders and discusses the need for greater UK energy security.
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