Key role includes supporting elite athletes on the world stage
By Tejas Kotecha
Last update: 07/25/19 7:59 am
New Prime Minister Boris Johnson has chosen Nicky Morgan as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports.
The MP for Loughborough replaces MP Jeremy Wright who had been in office for just over a year.
Morgan tweeted that it was a “huge privilege” to get his new job and described it as a “fabulous role”.
Morgan was Education Secretary and Minister for Women and Equality in David Cameron’s cabinet before being sacked when Theresa May became the new Prime Minister in 2016.
One of his key roles in the Department of Digital Culture, Media and Sports will be to “make the nation active” and “support our elite athletes on the world stage”.
This will include the Tokyo Olympics next year where the GB team have set a goal of 51-85 medals at the Games.
Her new ministry is concerned with increasing participation and access to sport, including the promotion of women’s sport.
It is also responsible for successfully bidding and hosting major sporting events to promote UK sporting interests internationally.
Morgan became a Member of Parliament in 2010 and her new post means she will step down as chair of the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee.