The Brexit campaigner said he trusted the Prime Minister to use a “strengthened hand” following a General Election win to “implement the result of the referendum”.
The former Justice Secretary said the Tory leader was a “public servant" who continued to be motivated by a “very strong ethos of service”.
He told Channel 4 News: “I think she was a reluctant Remainer, I think it was pretty clear during the campaign that she felt on balance that Brexit was a risk.
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“But she certainly didn’t believe some of the exaggerated concerns that came out during the course of the campaign associated with the Project Fear about the consequences of departure.
“But above all, she’s a public servant, she’s motivated by a very strong ethos of service and she recognises the country having voted in a particular way that it’s her responsibility to ensure that that popular mandate is respected.”
When asked if he trusted the Prime Minister with a “blank cheque” and with “all the freedom she’s demanding”, he insisted he did.
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Michael Gove warned members of the House of Lords wanted to frustrate Brexit
He said: “Yes I do trust her… I think all the big decisions she has made on Brexit have been absolutely right and I think that she deserves the flexibility and the strengthened hand that a refreshed mandate would give her.
“One of the things we know is that in the House of Lords there are individuals who want to do everything they can to either frustrate or delay the process of leaving.
“Once we have a manifesto commitment, I hope endorsed by the British people, to implement the result of the referendum then I think the Prime Minister will be in a stronger position.”
Also appearing on the programme was former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg who blasted Mrs May for wanting a stronger majority in the Commons.
He said: “Call me old-fashioned but that building there [pointing to Parliament] is built on the idea that the powerful are held to account and that is actually the key question about this General Election.”