30 Aug Michael Gove hits the dancefloor in Aberdeen, telling nightclub boss: ‘I love to dance’ | Politics News
Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove has been filmed busting some dance moves at a nightclub in Aberdeen.
Dressed in a suit with no tie and appearing to be on his own, the newly-single Tory MP was spotted on the dancefloor at the Bohemia club in the city centre in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The club was hosting a techno and jungle night called Pipe which posted a video on social media showing the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster bopping to the beats, with the caption “Gove in the club”.
Adam Taylor, co-manager of Pipe, said Mr Gove had been in the O’Neill’s pub downstairs and appeared interested when he came out and heard music.
Mr Taylor told the PA news agency: “I asked if he wanted to come upstairs and if he liked dance music and explained to him ‘it is pretty lively music, are you sure it’s your kind of night’, making sure he actually wanted to come up.
“He said ‘I love to dance’ and I said ‘it’s £5 to come up’ and he said ‘even for the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster?'”
Once in the club, Mr Gove threw himself into the spirit of things, dancing to the jungle and techno music, Mr Taylor said.
“I expected him to go up and maybe just have a couple of drinks, the pub had closed, but when I next went up he was having a real good dance, he had incredible energy and stamina, he just kept dancing the whole night,” Mr Taylor added.
“He was pretty much the centre of attention apart from the music by that point, everyone was trying to get photos with him, a lot of people were buying him drinks, he seemed to be having a good time.”
Aberdeen-born Mr Gove, the MP for Surrey Heath, arrived at the venue at around 1.15am on Sunday and left at around 3am.
He and his journalist wife Sarah Vine announced in July that they were separating after almost 20 years of marriage.
Mr Gove and Ms Vine, a former Times arts editor, first met in 1999 and married two years later.