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

    • 2017 to 2018

Announcements

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  1. Next generation of artificial intelligence talent to be trained at UK universities

    • Press release
  2. Jeremy Wright and Margot James to meet with US tech giants to discuss a safer internet

    • News story
  3. Mobile and Broadband Boost for UK Consumers

    • Press release
  4. Jeremy Wright's statement on the Cairncross Review

    • Speech
  5. Cairncross report recommends levelling of the playing field for UK journalism

    • Press release
  6. Jeremy Wright's speech at Doteveryone's Responsible Tech conference

    • Speech
  7. Digital revolution to use the power of data to combat illegal wildlife trade and reduce food waste

    • Press release
  8. Secretary of State Appointments to the Organising Committee for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

    • News story
  9. Appointments to the Sports Grounds Safety Authority Board

    • News story
  10. Jeremy Wright's Value of Culture Speech

    • Speech