Minister expected to become head of Cabinet Office ‘union unit’ in run-up to local elections
18 Feb 2021
Allies of Michael Gove have insisted he does not feel chastened after Boris Johnson wrested the key Brexit brief away from him and appointed his chief EU negotiator, Lord Frost, as a full-time member of the cabinet.
With his duties reduced, Gove is expected to step up work strengthening the ties between the countries of the United Kingdom as head of the Cabinet Office “union unit” in the run-up to elections in May, the Guardian understands. “There will be more focus on it,” one No 10 source said.
Frost is a Johnson place person. He was Johnson's SPAD when Johnson was in May's government.