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Michael Gove has introduced he’s stepping down after the upcoming General Election as he mentioned it was time for a “new generation” to guide.

Mr Gove highlighted his time in varied Government roles, together with as training secretary, Cabinet Office minister and Housing Secretary.

Writing in a letter to announce his determination, he went on: “I also know the toll office can take, as do those closest to me. No-one in politics is a conscript. We are volunteers who willingly choose our fate. And the chance to serve is wonderful. But there comes a moment when you know that it is time to leave. That a new generation should lead.

“I am proud to have led the Vote Leave campaign alongside Boris Johnson and Gisela Stuart — which secured the largest mandate in modern British history for a vote to Leave the European Union and take back control of our political destiny.

“Fundamentally our country is stronger with politicians in Westminster able to control our laws, our borders and our money. Since 2016 we have also increased NHS funding by considerably more than £350 million a week.

“Throughout my time in politics, although I have undoubtedly made mistakes, I have always tried to be a voice for those who have been overlooked and undervalued. I have tried to fight for greater social justice. My education reforms were designed to build a country where everyone — no matter their background — can become the authors of their own life stories.

“For me that is what being in Parliament and being in government is all about.”

In a submit on X, he confirmed he won’t stand as MP for Surrey Heath as he mentioned: “After nearly twenty years serving the wonderful people of Surrey Heath and over a decade in Cabinet across five government departments, I have today taken the decision to step down as a Member of Parliament.”

And in a letter to the chairman of the Surrey Heath Conservatives connected to the submit, he mentioned: “Thank you in your kindness earlier. As we mentioned, I’ve determined at the moment to not search to symbolize Surrey Heath on the forthcoming General Election.

“Having the possibility to function a Member of Parliament and Minister has been a profound privilege. As a baby in Aberdeen I may by no means have imagined I’d have the chance to sit down within the Commons, not to mention across the Cabinet desk.

“My dad and mom, who adopted me after I was 4 months previous, introduced me as much as imagine that the possibility to assist others is the best present you might be given.

“That 4 Prime Ministers requested me to serve the nation of their Governments has been the honour of my life.

“I’m grateful to all of them: David Cameron who gave me the possibility to pursue the training reforms wherein I passionately imagine, Theresa May who requested me to help her in difficult occasions, Boris Johnson who delivered Brexit and set out the levelling up imaginative and prescient which is so necessary for our nation, and Rishi Sunak who requested me to return to Government after I believed my ministerial profession had ended, enabling me to deepen and intensify the levelling up programme.

“His help has ensured we are able to ship tasks that are benefitting cities and communities in all elements of the nation. Having seen up shut the calls for of the position I do know all of us owe them a lot”