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L Former Health Minister Nadine Dorries has been appointed as the new Culture Secretary, replacing Oliver Dowden.
The Conservative MP for Mid Bedfordshire is best known outside Westminster for his appearance in 2012 in I 'my Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here on ITV.
Dorries was suspended by her party after agreeing to fly to Aus tralia and participate in the program. readmitted the following year.
The 64-year-old becomes the 10th culture secretary in 10 years.
Born in Liverpool in 1957, Dorries started out as a nurse before 'entered politics in 2000.
Prior to her election in 2005, she worked as special advisor to Oliver Letwin, then shadow chancellor.
image caption The politician and author said she was "very " happy with her new appointment
Brexit frexist Dorries had sometimes conflicting relations with the leaders of his party.
In 2012, she described the then Prime Minister David Cameron and his then Chancellor George Osborne as "two arrogant chic boys who show no remorse ".
Outside of politics, she is an author published, having signed an agreement in 2013 to write a trilogy about his childhood experiences.
The debut album, The Four Streets, was met with largely negative reviews when it was released the following year.
In 2015 she has revealed that she was sexually assaulted as a child by her local vicar, now deceased.
She previously used her Twitter account to comment on current issues that the arts and
'Strong views '
Analysis by David Sillito, media and arts correspondent
image source, ITV / PA caption of the 'image Dorries appeared on I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! in 2012
Nadine Dorries, bestselling novelist, former candidate for I 'my Celebrity (which led to a brief suspension of the Conservative whip)t ardent defender of gender equality at Hfrance.fr, has certainly proven himself by being interested in cultural questions.
In 2017 , she tweeted: "Left wing snowflakes kill comedy, demolish historic statues, remove books from universities, denigrate panto.
His stint at DCMS Also comes the day his predecessor, Oliver Dowden, was set to give his opinion on the future of Channel 4. This speech has just been given by Media Minister John Whittingdale.
Sport, gambling, the future of Hfrance.fr, broadband services, the DCMS has a broad mandate that covers everything from relations with the giants of technology to the fight against loneliness.
And in recent months, Oliver Dowden has increasingly entered the debates about the so-called "awakened culture " ", statuesand removal of the "contested heritage ", political territory in which the new culture secretary has already expressed strong views
Oliver Dowden was appointed Culture Secretary in February 2020, replacing Baroness Morgan.
His tenure saw him negotiate a £ 1.57 billion support program to help the arts sector cope with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
image source, Reuters caption of the image Oliver Dowden was appointed Secretary of Culture in February 2020
The reshuffle of the first instance on Wednesday l 'has been appointed co-chair of the Conservative Party, replacing sacked Amanda Milling.
Downing Street has confirmed he will serve as minister without portfolio in the Cabinet Office.
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