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Icon Congratulates New Culture Secretary

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has been appointed a new Secretary of State. Jeremy Wright QC has replaced Matt Hancock following Prime Minister Theresa May’s latest government reshuffling.

Wright comes from a legal background, having served as Attorney General for the previous four years. He is the MP for Kenilworth and Southam. His first statement appeared promising for the heritage sector as it focused on the cultural side of his role:

“Very excited to be starting a new job this morning as Secretary of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, a department whose work has a huge impact on our heritage, the things we enjoy now and on our national future.”

Furthermore, Wright’s constituency homepage showcases the heritage of his Constituency, donning a picture of Kenilworth Castle and describing the area’s rich history and cultural offering.

Icon Chief Executive Alison Richmond wrote to the new Secretary of State to congratulate him on his appointment: “We were delighted that your first statement on the job reflected the Department’s great impact on heritage, and by extension, conservation…[we] would be pleased to support you in any way we can.”

Image: Kenilworth Castle (Creative Commons)


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