Michelle Donelan MP appointed new Culture Secretary in reshuffle

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has a new minister in charge, as Michelle Donelan MP replaces Nadine Dorries MP in the cabinet reshuffle.

The change, announced on Tuesday evening, makes Michelle the 12th Culture Secretary in the last 12 years.

Michelle was previously appointed Secretary of State for Education from 5 July 2022 to 7 July 2022.

Before that she was Minister of State for Higher and Further Education, Minister for Universities at the Department for Education and was previously Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) from 29 July 2019 to 13 February 2020.

She also represents the Chippenham constituency as its Conservative Member of Parliament.

Before going into politics, Michelle worked in Australia for Pacific Magazines, and then going on to work for The History Channel. She later worked for WWE as an International Marketing Communications Manager.