NEWS25 July 2019

Nicky Morgan made culture secretary

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UK – Nicky Morgan, chair of the House of Commons treasury committee, has been appointed as secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport (DCMS) taking over from Jeremy Wright.

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The new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, announced Morgan in the DCMS role as part of sweeping changes in cabinet which includes making Andrea Leadsom business secretary and Sajid David chancellor of the exchequer.

Morgan has been the MP for Loughborough since 2010 and was education secretary between 2014 and 2016 when David Cameron was Prime Minister. She voted remain in the EU referendum.

She said: “An enormous privilege to take on this fabulous role – although I’m sad to move on from commons treasury which I have absolutely loved chairing.”