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Michael Gove's Wife In Twitter Blunder
The wife of a Cabinet minister reportedly sparked a security alert by posting his mobile phone number on Twitter.
Sarah Vine, who is married to Education Secretary Michael Gove, apparently posted the number by mistake when trying to send a direct message.
She was communicating with Milo Yiannopoulos, editor-in-chief of online magazine The Kernel, late at night when she made the error.
The journalist replied: "Might want to delete that tweet," according to The Sun.
Other users on the micro-blog site saw the message before it was deleted moments later.
One writing under the name thedharmablues wrote: "Sarah Vine is married to Michael Gove, right? Has she just accidentally tweeted his mobile number?"
It continued: "(Obviously I waited for her to delete the relevant tweet before mentioning it) #MI5 #SpecialBranch."
Aides to Mr Gove told The Sun that the Tweet was only up for a few minutes and that he had not had to change his number.
"It was meant to be a direct message. Michael has had the same number for years, so he's not going to change it," the source said.
Ms Vine, who is close friends with Samantha Cameron, is a journalist at The Times and also recently launched the beauty website Get The Gloss.
She and the Cabinet minister have two children.