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Nadine Dorries Has Been Promoted To Digital, Media, Culture and Sport Secretary

Nadine Dorries Has Been Promoted To Digital, Media, Culture and Sport Secretary

Nadine Dorries has been promoted to DCMS Secretary

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Nadine Dorries will replace Oliver Dowden after she was handed a major promotion to the cabinet role.

Boris Johnson has appointed the former junior health minister to the role as part of a major cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday afternoon.

She will replace Oliver Dowden who has been moved to take over as chair of the Conservative Party and a minister at the Cabinet Office.

Dorries, a best-selling author, has served as MP for Mid Bedfordshire since 2005 having previously worked as a nurse in Warrington.

She was given the role as minister for mental health, suicide prevention and patient safety in May 2020 have previously served as parliamentart under-secretary of state at the department of health and social care since July 2019.

Dorries, a close ally of Boris Johnson, lost the Conservative Party whip in late 2012 for a period of seven months after she appeared on reality TV programme I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here but had failed to inform party bosses.

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