Love him or loathe him, Gove is out.
Gove will now serve as Chief Whip. Chief Whips are the Head Whips for their respective political parties. Their role, like that of ordinary whips, is to encourage members of Parliament to vote the way their party would like when it comes to important divisions.
For our part we were never terribly impressed with Gove. He could talk the talk, but we never actually saw him walk the walk. If there’s one thing worse than a man without charisma, it’s one who pretends to have it.
Good luck, Nicky.