Pro-Brexit campaigner Michael Gove sacked from British government: Report

Britain's Justice Secretary Michael Gove leaves after a cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street, in central London, on July 12, 2016.
Britain's Justice Secretary Michael Gove leaves after a cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street, in central London, on July 12, 2016.PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (REUTERS) - Prominent pro-Brexit campaigner Michael Gove has been sacked from his Cabinet post of justice secretary by Britain's new Prime Minister Theresa May, Sky News reported on Thursday (July 14), citing sources.

Mr Gove, who challenged Mrs May for the leadership of the centre-right Conservative party, was criticised by some for appearing to scupper former London mayor and now Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's chances of taking the helm by launching his own bid.