Jeremy Wright QC was appointed Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on 9 July 2018. He was Attorney General from 15 July 2014 to 9 July 2018. He was elected the Conservative MP for Kenilworth and Southam in 2010.
Jeremy studied at the Inns of Court School of Law and was called to the bar in 1996, specialising in criminal law (both prosecution and defence).
He served as a member of the Justice Committee and founded the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia in 2007. He was made an Opposition Whip in 2007 and became a Government Whip in 2010. He was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Justice in 2012.
The Secretary of State has overall responsibility for strategy and policy across the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The department’s main policy areas are:
- arts and culture
- creative industries
- cultural property, heritage and the historic environment
- gambling and racing
- media ownership and mergers
- museums and galleries
- the National Lottery
- telecommunications and online