Michael Gove ‘got stuck in Commons toilet’

17 July 2014

Michael Gove got stuck in the toilet on his first full day as government Chief Whip, according to Labour’s Shadow Leader of the Commons, Angela Eagle.

The former education secretary was given a new job in charge of party discipline in this week’s reshuffle.

Ms Eagle told MPs he had not had the “most auspicious of starts”.

She said that on Wednesday Mr Gove “managed to get stuck in the toilet in the wrong lobby and he nearly broke his own whip”.

The new Leader of the Commons, William Hague, offered a light-hearted defence of Mr Gove, saying “knowledge of who is in the toilets in whatever lobby is a very important piece of information for any chief whip and I take this as evidence that he was carrying out his duties very assiduously”.

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"Your idea of us working together is you telling me what to do and me doing it."

"Your idea of us working together is you telling me what to do and me doing it."

Something’s troubling the Minister - could a reshuffle be on the cards??

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