Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

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United Kingdom
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
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Incumbent
Sajid Javid MP

since 9 April 2014
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Style The Right Honourable
Appointer Elizabeth II
Inaugural holder David Mellor
Formation 11 April 1992
Website www.culture.gov.uk/
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Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, informally known as the Culture Secretary, is a United Kingdom cabinet position with responsibility for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The role was created in 1992 by John Major as Secretary of State for National Heritage. The first to fill the role, David Mellor, dubbed it "Minister of Fun".[1]

Secretaries of State[edit]

Secretaries of State for National Heritage (1992–1997)[edit]

Name Term of office Political party Prime Minister
David Mellor No image.svg 11 April 1992 22 September 1992 Conservative John Major
Peter Brooke No image.svg 25 September 1992 20 July 1994 Conservative
Stephen Dorrell Stephen dorrell mp -nhs confederation annual conferencepercent2c manchester-11july2011 - crop.jpg 20 July 1994 5 July 1995 Conservative
Virginia Bottomley Virginia Bottomley crop.jpg 5 July 1995 2 May 1997 Conservative

Secretaries of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1997–2010)[edit]

Name Term of office Political party Prime Minister
Chris Smith No image.svg 3 May 1997 8 June 2001 Labour Tony Blair
Tessa Jowell Tessa Jowell.jpg 8 June 2001 27 June 2007 Labour
James Purnell James Purnell Ministerial portrait.jpg 28 June 2007 24 January 2008 Labour Gordon Brown
Andy Burnham Andrew Burnham, September 2009 1 cropped.jpg 24 January 2008 5 June 2009 Labour
Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw 2.jpg 5 June 2009 11 May 2010 Labour

Secretaries of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (2010–2012)[edit]

Name Term of office Political party Prime Minister
Jeremy Hunt Jeremy Hunt Official.jpg 12 May 2010 4 September 2012 Conservative David Cameron
(Coalition)

Secretaries of State for Culture, Media and Sport (2012–present)[edit]

Name Term of office Political party Prime Minister
Maria Miller Maria Miller Official.jpg 4 September 2012 9 April 2014 Conservative David Cameron
(Coalition)
Sajid Javid Sajid Javid (cropped).jpg 9 April 2014 Incumbent Conservative

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