Ministerial role

Minister of State (Minister for Digital and Culture)


  • Online Harms and Security
  • Digital and Tech Policy including digital skills
  • Creative Industries
  • Arts and Libraries
  • Museums and Cultural Property
  • Festival 2022

Current role holder

Caroline Dinenage MP

Caroline Dinenage was appointed Minister of State for Digital and Culture in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on 13 February 2020.

Caroline was Minister of State at the Department of Health and Social Care from 9 January 2018 to 13 February 2020 and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Work and Pensions from June 2017 to January 2018.

She was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Women, Equalities and Early Years at the Department for Education from July 2016 to June 2017.

She was elected Conservative MP for Gosport, Stubbington, Lee-on-the-Solent and Hill Head in 2010.


Caroline studied politics and English at Swansea University.

Political career

Between 1998 and 2003 Caroline served on the City of Winchester local council. She was appointed the Small Business Ambassador for the South by the Prime Minister in June 2013, and between 2012 and 2015 sat on the House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Committee.

From April 2014 to May 2015 Caroline served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP. From May 2015 to July 2016 she served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Women, Equalities and Family Justice at the Ministry of Justice and DfE.

Career outside politics

Caroline has more than 20 years of experience as a small business owner, having established her own manufacturing company before university.

More about this person


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