Ministerial role

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Responsibilities

The Secretary of State has overall responsibility for strategy and policy across the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

The department’s main policy areas are:

  • arts and culture
  • broadcasting
  • creative industries
  • cultural property, heritage and the historic environment
  • gambling and racing
  • libraries
  • media ownership and mergers
  • museums and galleries
  • the National Lottery
  • sport
  • telecommunications and online
  • tourism

Current role holder: The Rt Hon Jeremy Wright MP

Jeremy Wright QC was appointed Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on 9 July 2018.

He was Attorney General from 15 July 2014 to 9 July 2018. He was elected the Conservative MP for Kenilworth and Southam in 2010.

Education

Jeremy studied at the Inns of Court School of Law and was called to the bar in 1996, specialising in criminal law (both prosecution and defence).

Career

He served as a member of the Justice Committee and founded the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia in 2007. He was made an Opposition Whip in 2007 and became a Government Whip in 2010. He was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Justice in 2012.

Personal life

Jeremy is married with a daughter and a son.

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP

    • 2018 to 2018
  2. The Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP

    • 2016 to 2018
  3. The Rt Hon John Whittingdale

    • 2015 to 2016
  4. The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP

    • 2014 to 2015
  5. The Rt Hon Maria Miller

    • 2012 to 2014
  6. The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP

    • 2010 to 2012

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  1. Government supports charities to go digital

    • Press release
  2. Major new research investment set to provide boost for UK’s Creative Industries

    • Press release
  3. Interim Chair Appointed to the Royal Armouries

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  4. 100 years on from the Armistice, the nation remembers

    • Press release
  5. Jeremy Wright - Society of Editors speech

    • Speech
  6. Member Appointed to the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art

    • News story
  7. UK starts selection process for next Poet Laureate

    • Press release
  8. New funding puts UK at the forefront of cutting edge quantum technologies

    • Press release
  9. £200 million to kickstart full fibre broadband across UK

    • News story
  10. £3 million to boost digital skills in Manchester

    • Press release