Jeremy Wright MP, former Attorney General, has replaced Matt Hancock as Culture Secretary in British Prime Minister Theresa May’s emergency shake-up of her cabinet on 9 July 2018.
This follows a string of resignations, including those of Brexit Secretary, David Davis, and Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, which has left the government in crisis. Matt Hancock has replaced Jeremy Hunt as Health Secretary, following Hunt’s appointment as Foreign Secretary.
The new Secretary of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport says on his website:
‘I enjoy listening to music and I used to play the trumpet but I can barely get a note out of the instrument these days.’
Mr Wright, a former member of the anti-Brexit Remain camp, studied at the Inns of Court School of Law and was called to the bar in 1996, specialising in criminal law, according to the Government website.
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, before being appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Justice in 2012.