Oliver Dowden named culture secretary after cabinet reshuffle

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The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has a new minister in charge, as Oliver Dowden replaces Nicky Morgan in the cabinet reshuffle.

Nicky Morgan had served as Culture Secretary since last July, becoming Baroness Morgan following December’s general election so that she could continue in the role by taking up a seat in the House of Lords after she didn’t stand for re-election as an MP.

Mr Dowden is the MP for Hertsmere in Hertfordshire and was previously Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General. Oliver Dowden is the 10th Culture Secretary in the last 10 years.