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Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Incumbent:
Ben Bradshaw MP


Style: The Right Honourable
Appointed by: Gordon Brown
as Prime Minister
First : David Mellor
Formation: 11 April 1992

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The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport is a United Kingdom cabinet position with responsibility for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The role was created in 1992 by John Major as Secretary of State for National Heritage, and took on its current title on 14 July 1997. The first to fill the role, David Mellor, dubbed it "Minister of Fun",[1] and the position is currently held by Ben Bradshaw.

Secretaries of State for National Heritage, 1992–1997

Name Took office Left office Political party Prime Minister
David Mellor 11 April 1992 22 September 1992 Conservative John Major
Peter Brooke 25 September 1992 20 July 1994 Conservative
Stephen Dorrell 20 July 1994 5 July 1995 Conservative
Virginia Bottomley 5 July 1995 2 May 1997 Conservative

Secretaries of State for Culture, Media and Sport, 1997–present

Name Portrait Took office Left office Political party Prime Minister
Chris Smith 3 May 1997 8 June 2001 Labour Tony Blair
Tessa Jowell Tessa Jowell Jan 2007.jpg 8 June 2001 27 June 2007 Labour
James Purnell James Purnell, Policy Network, April 6 2009, detail.jpg 28 June 2007 24 January 2008 Labour Gordon Brown
Andy Burnham Andrew Burnham, September 2009 1 cropped.jpg 24 January 2008 5 June 2009 Labour
Ben Bradshaw 5 June 2009 present Labour

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