Kenilworth MP made new Culture Secretary

The MP for Kenilworth and Southam Jeremy Wright has been appointed as the new Culture Secretary, leaving his earlier position as Attorney General.

Monday, 9th July 2018, 10:51 pm
Updated Tuesday, 17th July 2018, 6:44 pm
Jeremy Wright MP is now the new Culture Secretary

The announcement comes after a string of new Cabinet appointments following Boris Johnson's resignation as Foreign Secretary earlier today (Monday July 9).

Jeremy Hunt became the new Foreign Secretary in Mr Johnson's place.

Then Matt Hancock became the new Health Secretary to replace Mr Hunt, leaving the Culture Secretary role vacant.

Mr Wright was then appointed to the post. His role will see him in control of things like the arts, gambling, the media, and sport.

On his Facebook page, Mr Wright said: "Very excited to be starting a new job this morning as Secretary of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, a department whose work has a huge impact on our heritage, the things we enjoy now and on our national future."

Geoffrey Cox becomes Attorney General.