Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

The Rt Hon Jeremy Wright MP

Biography

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.

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

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

Previous roles in government

  1. Attorney General

    • 2014 to 2018
  2. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Prisons, Probation, Rehabilitation and Sentencing

    • 2012 to 2014

Announcements

  1. S4C Reappointments
  2. Civil Society Strategy: building a future that works for everyone
  3. 3000 people gather to mark the centenary of the Battle of Amiens
  4. BFI annual report and financial statements 2017-2018
  5. UK Government announces Edinburgh Fringe funding to promote new talent on global stage
  6. National treasure on the move: Stephenson’s Rocket to remain on long-term display in the North
  7. British Museum Society of Antiquaries Appointment
  8. Framework for UK Fibre Delivery: Street Works
  9. Forging a full fibre broadband and 5G future for all
  10. Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review