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Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

 

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

United Kingdom
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
Incumbent
John Whittingdale MP

since 11 May 2015
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Style The Right Honourable
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, informally known as the 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]

Contents

  • Secretaries of State 1
    • Secretaries of State for National Heritage (1992–1997) 1.1
    • Secretaries of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1997–2010) 1.2
    • Secretaries of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (2010–2012) 1.3
    • Secretaries of State for Culture, Media and Sport (2012–present) 1.4
  • See also 2
  • References 3

Secretaries of State

Secretaries of State for National Heritage (1992–1997)

Name Term of office Political party Prime Minister
David Mellor 11 April 1992 22 September 1992 Conservative John Major
Peter Brooke 25 September 1992 20 July 1994 Conservative
Stephen Dorrell 20 July 1994 5 July 1995 Conservative
Virginia Bottomley 5 July 1995 2 May 1997 Conservative

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

Name Term of office Political party Prime Minister
Chris Smith 3 May 1997 8 June 2001 Labour Tony Blair
Tessa Jowell 8 June 2001 27 June 2007 Labour
James Purnell 28 June 2007 24 January 2008 Labour Gordon Brown
Andy Burnham 24 January 2008 5 June 2009 Labour
Ben Bradshaw 5 June 2009 11 May 2010 Labour

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

Name Term of office Political party Prime Minister
Jeremy Hunt 12 May 2010 4 September 2012 Conservative David Cameron
(Coalition)

Secretaries of State for Culture, Media and Sport (2012–present)

Name Term of office Political party Prime Minister
Maria Miller 4 September 2012 9 April 2014 Conservative David Cameron
(Coalition)
Sajid Javid 9 April 2014 11 May 2015 Conservative
John Whittingdale 11 May 2015 Incumbent Conservative David Cameron
(II)

See also

References

  1. ^ Townsend, Nick (17 January 1999). "Interview: David Mellor—A more mellow fellow? Mellor's not for turning".  


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