UK culture secretary moves to department of health, replacement named

Conservative MP for Kenilworth and Southam, Jeremy Wright, has been named the UK’s new culture secretary after Matt Hancock took the health secretary role yesterday as part of a cabinet reshuffle.

Jeremy Wright

Wright takes over from Hancock as secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport, having worked as attorney general for the past four years. He has been MP for Kenilworth and Southam since 2010.

Hancock replaces Jeremy Hunt as secretary of state for health and social care. Hunt has in turn taken over as foreign secretary following the resignation of Boris Johnson on Monday afternoon over Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit strategy.

Hancock was upped to culture secretary in January to replace Karen Bradley. Prior to that was minister of state for digital from July 2016. The MP for West Suffolk was elected in the 2010 general election.

“Loved the last two years @DCMS and thank you to all the brilliant digital dynamos, artists & mission-driven civil servants, who worked so hard to achieve so much,” Hancock Tweeted.

“Really looking forward to joining @DHSCgovuk at such an important time for our great NHS. I can’t wait to get started.”

The new digital, culture and media and sport secretary does not appear to be on Twitter.