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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  6. New Trustee Appointed to Sport England

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  7. Culture Secretary Matt Hancock confirms next steps for return of Bayeux Tapestry to the UK

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  8. Matt Hancock speaking at the Digital Colloque in Paris

    • Speech
  9. UK and France to strengthen ties in AI and data

    • Press release
  10. Tackling the threat to high-quality journalism in the UK

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