Rt Hon Oliver Dowden CBE MP is the new Secretary of State for DCMS

14 February 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed Rt Hon Oliver Dowden CBE MP as the new Secretary of State for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

Previously he was a Minister of State in the Cabinet Office and has been the MP for Hertsmere in Hertfordshire since 2015.

He joined the Conservative Research Department in 2004, moving to PR company Hill & Knowlton in 2007, before returning to the Conservative party in 2009.

Prior to his selection as Conservative candidate for Hertsmere, he worked as a special advisor, and David Cameron’s deputy chief of staff.

He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2015 Dissolution Honours.