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South Warwickshire MP gets cabinet job

MP Jeremy Wright. (Photo submitted)
MP Jeremy Wright. (Photo submitted)

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

His appointment on Monday night comes amid a cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minster Theresa May following two key resignations over the ongoing row within the Conservative Party over the terms of Brexit.

Mr Wright's Kenilworth and South constituency takes in Wellesbourne, Kineton and several villages in Stratford-on-Avon district.

He had been Attorney General - the country's chief legal officer - since 2014.

Mr Wright said: "I'm very excited to be starting a new job this morning as Secretary of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, a department whose work has a huge impact on our heritage, the things we enjoy now and on our national future."

The reshuffle has seen Mr Wright's predecessor Matt Hancock appointed Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with Jeremy Hunt replacing Boris Johnson as Secretary of Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.

Dominic Raab is the new Brexit Secretary, replacing David Davis who quit on Sunday.


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