Sunday Mirror Newspaper
- December 2016
Michael Gove's young son was left alone in a room at a posh B&B for six hours while his parents enjoyed a glitzy celebrity party.
The ex-Cabinet minister and his wife Sarah Vine told hotel workers they would be back by around 9.30pm.
But the couple are said to have failed to answer calls from a concerned night porter who found the 11-year-old wandering the corridors, asking where his parents were.
The Goves are believed to have returned to the £250-a-night, 13-bedroom B&B at 1.30am the next morning – four hours later than they said they would be.
TV comic Dom Joly
– among stars at the party thrown to celebrate the end of the Cheltenham Literary Festival – took to Twitter to reveal how the former Justice Secretary had enjoyed the evening.
This morning, Rachel Johnson - Boris Johnson's sister - admitted she was at the same party, and danced to Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines with the former education secretary.
But she insisted Mr Gove had only left his son alone to look after his two dogs.
He tweeted: “Amazing party at @131TheProm celebrating end of Chelt Lit Fest – only slightly ruined by the sight of the loathsome Michael Gove dancing.”