As part of a promotion in Boris Johnson’s Cabinet, Michael Gove will continue to be in charge of fending off the possibility of Scottish independence.
As part of a shake-up of the Prime Minister’s top staff, the Surrey Heath MP has been appointed Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. However, after impressing Mr Johnson in his job as Cabinet Minister, he has been tasked with coordinating cross-government efforts to level the playing field in the UK.
He is still in charge of the Union and elections as a minister.
He has been working behind the scenes for months to devise the government’s strategy for dealing with the possibility of independence.
In a far more public role than before, he will be responsible for ensuring that the SNP does not hold another referendum.