Nadine Dorries is the UK’s new Tradition Secretary, following prime minister Boris Johnson’s reshuffle this afternoon. Oliver Dowden, who has held the publish since 2019, has been appointed chairman of the Conservative Occasion.
Dorries was elected the Member of Parliament for Mid Bedfordshire in 2005. In July 2019 Johnson appointed her as a junior minister liable for Psychological Well being, Suicide Prevention and Affected person Security. She was promoted to a minister of state with that portfolio in Might 2020.
As Secretary of State for Digital, Media, Tradition and Sport Dorries now has a variety of obligations. By way of private involvement in tradition, her predominant function has been as a novelist. Her first e-book, The 4 Streets, turned a bestseller when it was printed in 2014. There’s little proof that she has any explicit pursuits within the visible arts or museums. Politically Dorries is thought to be on the suitable wing of the Tory Occasion and is a robust supporter of Brexit.
In 2013 she attracted controversy after failing to declare her payment for showing on the favored TV programme I am a Celeb…Get Me Out of Right here! She apologised “absolutely and unreservedly” to the Commons requirements committee.