EDUCATION Secretary, Michael Gove chatted to local Conservatives at a meeting at Mere Golf Club.

After being introduced by Altrincham and Sale West MP, Graham Brady, the cabinet member gave a speech and answered questions at the gathering, which was attended by 220 people.

Guests included the newly-elected Trafford Council leader, Sean Anstee and Lady Joyce Montgomery, the widow of former Altrincham and Sale West MP, Sir Fergus Montgomery.

Altrincham Grammar School pupil, Lyle Davies provided musical entertainment.