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'Reluctant' Gove sets out case for leadership

Justice Secretary wants 'optimistic and open' Britain

1st July, 2016
Conservative leadership contender Michael Gove Pic: Getty

British Justice Secretary Michael Gove has made his case to be Britain’s next prime minister after betraying one-time front-runner Boris Johnson.

Now his sights are set on Home Secretary Theresa May, the early favourite, and three other candidates to head the Conservative Party and the country.

“We as a country need to be bold, to step forwards, to believe in ourselves,” Gove told reporters in London this morning. He said he wants a...

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