The Rt Hon David Evennett MP is to take up the position of acting Sport, Tourism and Heritage Minister from the end of January 2016.
Current Sport, Tourism and Heritage Minister Tracey Crouch, who was appointed to the position on 12 May 2015, will be taking maternity leave.
David Evennett said:
It’s a privilege to be covering the Sport, Tourism and Heritage ministerial role. It’s a fantastic and diverse brief, one whose sectors make a great contribution to both the economy and British culture.
David Evennett was re-elected as the Conservative MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford in May 2015. He was appointed to the Committee of Selection in June 2015 (nominating Members to serve on General and Select Committees of the House of Commons), and has served as Minister in the Government Whips Office (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) since September 2012.