Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

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Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
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Incumbent
Karen Bradley

since 14 July 2016
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Style The Right Honourable
(Formal prefix)
Culture Secretary
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, or informally 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] John Whittingdale held the position from 11 May 2015 until 14 July 2016 when he was sacked by Theresa May when she became Prime Minister of Great Britain. On the 14th July 2016 Theresa May appointed Karen Bradley to the post.

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 Andy Burnham2.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
(I)

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
(I)
Sajid Javid Sajid Javid Secretary of State.jpg 9 April 2014 11 May 2015 Conservative
John Whittingdale JFA Whittingdale public photo.jpg 11 May 2015 14 July 2016 Conservative David Cameron
(II)
Karen Bradley Karen Bradley MP 2015.jpg 14 July 2016 Incumbent Conservative Theresa May

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