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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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