Matt Hancock departs DCMS

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The UK gambling industry has a new Secretary of State. Jeremy Wright MP has been appointed as the new Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

Wright’s appointment follows a tumultuous 24 hours for the Prime Minister as Brexit Secretary David Davis and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, along with other ministers, resigned in opposition to the proposed “soft Brexit” deal struck at Chequers on Friday.

Wright is the third Culture Secretary in four years. He moves to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport from his role as Attorney General, chief legal adviser to the Crown, which he held for four years.