Michelle Donelan becomes tenth culture secretary in 11 years

By Frances Marcellin    07 Sep 2022

Michelle Donelan is the new secretary of state for Digital, Tradition, Media and Activity at the DCMS / David Woolfall, CC via Wikimedia Commons

Michelle Donelan has been appointed secretary of condition for electronic, society, media and activity by the UK’s new primary minister, Liz Truss.

As a 15-12 months-old she spoke at the Conservative Social gathering meeting in Blackpool, stating that she desired a foreseeable future in politics. She started her political occupation as an MP in 2015 in Chippenham, Wiltshire adhering to a time functioning in the media for Marie Claire and That’s Lifetime journals and in advertising and marketing for Sky and Planet Wrestling Amusement (WWE).

She held the roles of government whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) from 29 July 2019 to 13 February 2020 minister of state for higher and further training from 15 September 2021 to July 2022 and secretary of condition for instruction for just two days from 5 July to 7 July 2022 beneath previous key minister Boris Johnson.

As minister for higher and even more training, Donelan was targeted on capping student personal loan interest rates and improving psychological health and fitness solutions for college students.

“This governing administration has prioritised student psychological health for the reason that we know how important it is for learners to sense supported,” she said at the time. “Good mental overall health can affect their experiments, boosting attainment and outcomes and helping them in direction of their vibrant futures.”

Donelan is the tenth culture secretary in eleven years. While she is acknowledged for her perception in cost-free speech and is towards cultural silencing, writing last calendar year that “increasingly university is a put the place you are informed what to think fairly than taught how to think”, it remains to be found what insurance policies she’ll pursue for the sports, activity and leisure industries.