Nadine Dorries

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Nadine Dorries

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Official portrait, c. 2022
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
In office
15 September 2021 – 6 September 2022
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Preceded byOliver Dowden
Succeeded byMichelle Donelan
Minister of State for Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and Patient Safety[a]
In office
27 July 2019 – 15 September 2021
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Preceded byJackie Doyle-Price
Succeeded byGillian Keegan[b]
Member of Parliament
for Mid Bedfordshire
Assumed office
5 May 2005
Preceded byJonathan Sayeed
Majority24,664 (38.1%)
Personal details
Born
Nadine Vanessa Bargery

(1957-05-21) 21 May 1957 (age 65)
Liverpool, England
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)
Paul Dorries
(m. 1984; div. 2007)
Children3
OccupationPolitician, author

Nadine Vanessa Dorries (née Bargery; born 21 May 1957)[1] is a British Conservative politician. She was the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health and Social Care from 2019 to 2021 and Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport from 2021 to 2022. She is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Mid Bedfordshire since 2005.[2]

On 10 March 2020 she became the first British MP to test positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).[3]

Dorries is seen as a strong supporter of Prime Minister Boris Johnson.[4]

In 2012, she lost the Conservative whip after she took part in the reality TV programme I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! without telling the chief whip. It was returned in 2013 and she was re-admitted to the parliamentary party.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (2019–2020).
  2. As Minister of State for Care and Mental Health.

References[change | change source]

  1. Gimson, Andrew (11 November 2012). "Nadine Dorries: brave Tory rebel or a self-serving stunt woman?". The Observer. ISSN 0261-3077. Archived from the original on 12 March 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  2. Andy McSmith "Nadine Dorries suspended by Conservative party in row over I'm a Celebrity appearance" Archived 19 October 2017 at the Wayback Machine, The Independent, 6 November 2012
  3. "Health minister tests positive for coronavirus". BBC News. 10 March 2020. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  4. "Nadine Dorries considering Tory leadership bid to 'keep Johnson's flame alive'". The Independent. 8 July 2022. Retrieved 9 July 2022.