Magazine article Screen International

Karen Bradley Named Culture Secretary in Theresa May Cabinet

Magazine article Screen International

Karen Bradley Named Culture Secretary in Theresa May Cabinet

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Staffordshire MP and former Home Office minister Karen Bradley has been appointed culture secretary in Theresa May's newly formed cabinet.

She replaces John Whittingdale, who departed earlier today after 14 months in the post, becoming the ninth culture secretary in the last ten years and the latest to oversee matters relating to broadcasting, particularly the BBC and C4.

She is a surprise choice with many political journalists predicting that Damian Green would secure the role. Green has been appointed work and pensions secretary in the reshuffle.

Bradley, who is MP for Staffordshire Moorlands, was previously appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Home Office in February 2014, where she worked closely with former Home secretary May.

She has been an MP since 2010 and in her role at the Home Office, has overseen measures to prevent child sex abuse, the regulation of online pornography, anti-social behaviour and hate crimes. …

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