Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

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Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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Incumbent
Jeremy Wright

since 9 July 2018
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Style Culture Secretary
(informal)
The Right Honourable
(within the UK and the Commonwealth)
Appointer The Monarch
on advice of the Prime Minister
Formation 11 April 1992
First holder David Mellor
Website www.culture.gov.uk
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Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, or informally Culture Secretary, is a United Kingdom cabinet position with responsibility for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). 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] On 9 July 2018 Theresa May appointed Jeremy Wright to the post.

List of Secretaries of State[edit]

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

Secretary of State for National Heritage
Portrait Name Term of office Party Prime Minister
No image.svg David Mellor
MP for Putney
11 April
1992
22 September
1992
Conservative John Major
No image.svg Peter Brooke
MP for Cities of London and Westminster
25 September
1992
20 July
1994
Conservative
Stephen dorrell mp -nhs confederation annual conferencepercent2c manchester-11july2011 - crop.jpg Stephen Dorrell
MP for Loughborough
20 July
1994
5 July
1995
Conservative
Official portrait of Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone crop 2.jpg Virginia Bottomley
MP for South West Surrey
5 July
1995
2 May
1997
Conservative

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

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
Portrait Name Term of office Party Prime Minister
LordChrissmith.jpg Chris Smith
MP for Islington South and Finsbury
3 May
1997
8 June
2001
Labour Tony Blair
Tessa Jowell.jpg Tessa Jowell
MP for Dulwich and West Norwood
8 June
2001
27 June
2007
Labour
James Purnell Ministerial portrait.jpg James Purnell
MP for Stalybridge and Hyde
28 June
2007
24 January
2008
Labour Gordon Brown
Andy Burnham2.jpg Andy Burnham
MP for Leigh
24 January
2008
5 June
2009
Labour
Official portrait of Mr Ben Bradshaw crop 2.jpg Ben Bradshaw
MP for Exeter
5 June
2009
11 May
2010
Labour

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

Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport
Portrait Name Term of office Party Prime Minister
Official portrait of Mr Jeremy Hunt crop 2.jpg Jeremy Hunt
MP for South West Surrey
12 May
2010
4 September
2012
Conservative David Cameron
(I)

Secretaries of State for Culture, Media and Sport (2012–2017)[edit]

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
Portrait Name Term of office Party Prime Minister
Official portrait of Mrs Maria Miller crop 2.jpg Maria Miller
MP for Basingstoke
4 September
2012
9 April
2014
Conservative David Cameron
(I)
Official portrait of Sajid Javid MP.jpg Sajid Javid
MP for Bromsgrove
9 April
2014
11 May
2015
Conservative
Official portrait of Mr John Whittingdale crop 2.jpg John Whittingdale
MP for Maldon
11 May
2015
14 July
2016
Conservative David Cameron
(II)
Karen Bradley, Conservative MP for Staffordshire Moorlands.jpg Karen Bradley
MP for Staffordshire Moorlands
14 July
2016
3 July
2017
Conservative Theresa May
(I)

Secretaries of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (2017–present)[edit]

In 2017 the DCMS was renamed to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in acknowledgement of the increasing responsibility the department had gained for Digital affairs.[2] Karen Bradley continued as Secretary of State for the department.

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Portrait Name Term of office Party Prime Minister
Karen Bradley, Conservative MP for Staffordshire Moorlands.jpg Karen Bradley
MP for Staffordshire Moorlands
3 July
2017
8 January
2018
Conservative Theresa May
(II)
Official portrait of Matt Hancock crop 2.jpg Matt Hancock
MP for West Suffolk
8 January
2018
8 July
2018
Conservative
Jeremy Wright, Attorney General for England and Wales.jpg Jeremy Wright
MP for Kenilworth and Southam
9 July
2018
Incumbent Conservative

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Townsend, Nick (17 January 1999). "Interview: David Mellor—A more mellow fellow? Mellor's not for turning". The Independent on Sunday. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  2. ^ "Change of name for DCMS". GOV.UK. Retrieved 11 November 2017.