Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

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Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Andy Burnham MP
Took office: 24 January 2008

Style: The Right Honourable
Appointed by: Gordon Brown
as Prime Minister
First : David Mellor
Formation: 11 April 1992
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The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport is a UK cabinet position with responsibility for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The role was created in 1992 by John Major as Secretary of State for National Heritage. It took on its current title on 14 July 1997. The first to fill the role, David Mellor dubbed it "Minister for Fun".

Secretaries of State for National Heritage 1992-1997[change | change source]

Name Portrait Entered office Left office Political party
David Mellor 11 April 1992 22 September 1992 Conservative
Peter Brooke 25 September 1992 20 July 1994 Conservative
Stephen Dorrell 20 July 1994 5 July 1995 Conservative
Virginia Bottomley 5 July 1995 2 May 1997 Conservative

Secretaries of State for Culture, Media and Sport 1997-[change | change source]

Name Portrait Entered office Left office Political party
Chris Smith 3 May 1997 8 June 2001 Labour
Tessa Jowell Tessa Jowell Jan 2007.jpg 8 June 2001 27 June 2007 Labour
James Purnell 28 June 2007 24 January 2008 Labour
Andy Burnham 24 January 2008 Labour