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Gove to receive almost £36,000 less than current salary

Outgoing Education Secretary Michael Gove will be paid at minister of state level, £35,825 less than his current salary, the Prime Minister's spokesman has confirmed.

Mr Gove will receive a total £98,740 salary rather than the £134,565 he previously received as Education Secretary.

"He will received the same salary as the previous Chief Whip which is a minister of state salary," the spokesman said.

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PM hails Gove as 'one of my real stars' despite move

David Cameron has hailed outgoing Education Secretary Michael Gove as "one of my big hitters, one of my real stars" and said he was pleased to have moved him into one of the most important jobs in government.

Prime Minister David Cameron (right) and outgoing Education Secretary Michael Gove Credit: PA


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NUT chief: Teachers 'wreathed in smiles' across country

The National Union of Teachers General Secretary Christine Blower said teachers across the country will be "wreathed in smiles" at the news that Michael Gove has lost his post as Education Secretary.

Promotion for Oxfordshire MP Ed Vaizey

Ed Vaizey has been promoted to a new role with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, overseeing the digital industries, the prime minister has announced.


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