Magazine article Screen International

Matt Hancock Promoted to UK Culture Secretary

Magazine article Screen International

Matt Hancock Promoted to UK Culture Secretary

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Culture minister steps up to replace Karen Bradley.

Matt Hancock has been named culture secretary as part of the latest cabinet reshuffle.

Matt Hancock

Hancock steps up from culture minister to replace Karen Bradley, who has been appointed secretary of state for Northern Ireland after 18 months in the role.

His first responsibilities will include liasing with newly-installed Channel 4 chief executive Alex Mahon to agree suitable relocation options for the broadcaster over the coming months.

In his first address to the TV industry after joining the DCMS in September 2016, Hancock said he supported the relocation of public service broadcasters outside of London. …

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