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Gove 'fortunate' to avoid jail after cocaine use

Gove 'fortunate' to avoid jail after cocaine use

Mr Gove was not the only Tory leadership hopeful to come under scrutiny for past drug use, the Metro reports.

And the confessions among top Tories don't end there: Dominic Raab has said he smoked cannabis in college, Rory Stewart admitted to smoking opium at a wedding in Iran 15 years ago, and Jeremy Hunt said he sampled a cannabis lassi while backpacking in India.

World Trend Secretary Rory Stewart, who is a form of standing in opposition to him, has already apologised for smoking opium - a category A drug in the United Kingdom - at a wedding in Iran 15 years previously. At the time I became once a young journalist.

However, appearing on Have I Got News For You in 2005, the Prime Minister hopeful said: "I think I was once given cocaine, but I sneezed and so it did not go up my nose".

Sajid Javid, who won the endorsement of Scottish Conservative Party leader Ruth Davidson at the weekend, will answer questions in the House of Commons on Monday in his role as home secretary.

Apologising for taking cocaine, Mr Gove said: "I deeply feel sorry relating to the error that I made".

He faced suggestions of double standards after it was recalled that as education secretary he oversaw government regulations under which teachers could be banned from the profession for life if they were convicted of similar Class A drug abuse. I think anyone can read the article and make their own minds up. "I've seen it close up, and I've seen it in the work that I do as a politician, and that's why I deeply regret the mistake that I made". In fact when I became once working as a journalist I didn't imagine I would recede into politics or public service.

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Dominic Raab, another Tory leadership contender, said: "I certainly don't see it barring him from this race in any way", and he added that he "admires" Mr Gove's honesty. Boris Johnson - who has admitted smoking cannabis but insisted at the weekend that reports he tried cocaine were wrong - remained the bookies' favourite.

And asked if he had declared his drug use before becoming a minister, Mr Gove spoke back: "No person asked".

So far, 11 lawmakers have announced they plan to seek the post of Conservative Party leader.

She tweeted: "From locking up disproportionate number of young, black men, to treating drug misuse as crime rather than health issue, prohibition fails us all".

Mr Gove told the Mail: "I took remedy on several occasions at social occasions bigger than Two decades previously".

He admitted to taking drugs ahead of the release of a book about him by journalist Owen Bennett.