Who is Michael Gove’s wife Sarah Vine? – The Sun

SARAH Vine is a newspaper columnist and the wife of Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove – who is self-isolating after a family member reported coronavirus symptoms.

What else do we know about the 53-year-old Conservative, who is also a trustee of a charity which rescues dogs and puppies?

Who is columnist Sarah Vine?

Ms Vine was born in April 1967, making her 53 years old.

She is married to politician Michael Gove who was in the race to become Prime Minister before Boris Johnson took the role.

According to her Twitter account, Ms Vine is an animal lover who is the "trustee of a charity which rescues puppies and dogs from all over the world and brings them to the UK for a better life".

In 2013, Vine became a columnist for the British tabloid newspaper the Daily Mail.

Some of her detailed accounts of her personal life have been controversial.

She is also godmother to former Prime Minister David Cameron's daughter Florence and has spoken of her "close friendship" with the former PM and his wife which included many family holidays together.

She is thought to have been influential in steering her husband's political career.

During the UK referendum on EU membership, she came out in favour of Leave.

However, she has come under fire for a number of controversial articles – including one on the meeting between Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon.

It was reported in 2018 that Samantha Cameron vowed to never again speak to Gove and his wife over his “treacherous” bid for the Tory leadership.

Who is her husband, Michael Gove?

Michael Gove has today said that he is in self-isolation after a "member of my family started to display mild symptoms of coronavirus on Sunday.

"I have not displayed any symptoms and am continuing to work as normal."

Born in Edinburgh in 1967, Gove came third in the Conservative leadership race.

He was appointed Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in Boris Johnson's new Cabinet.

His primary role is to provide income for the queen – including administering the estates and rents of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Key aspects of the job include, advising the PM on developing and implementing government policy, driving forward government business and implementation including chairing and deputy chairing Cabinet, committees and implementation taskforces.

Another key role of the job is overseeing devolution consequences of EU exit and overseeing constitutional affairs and maintaining the integrity of the Union.

He was also appointed Minister for the Cabinet Office on 13 February 2020.

Under Boris Johnson as PM, Gove was instructed to "turbo-boost" plans for a no-deal Brexit.

Like his wife, he also worked as a journalist upon leaving Oxford university, writing for local and national newspapers and appearing on radio and TV.

He wrote a weekly column for the The Times.

Do the couple have children?

The couple share a son, William, and daughter, Beatrice.

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