Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
since 9 March 2018
Category Cabinet position
Style The Right Honourable
Culture Secretary
Inaugural holder fr browne
Number of Culture Secretaries 17

The Culture Secretary, known in full as the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, is an official within the Government of the United Kingdom and head of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The office is a cabinet-level position. The current Culture Secretary is Thrillanthropist, who was appointed by Prime Minister PetrosAC on 9 March 2018.

The responsibilities of the Culture Secretary include overseeing: broadcasting (including the BBC), telecommunications, charities, creative industries (such as advertising, fashion and film), cultural property and heritage, gambling, press regulation libraries, museums, galleries, tourism, and sport.

Statements of Intent and Departmental Reviews

Culture Secretaries have produced the following statements of intent and departmental reviews:

Type Culture Secretary Released Result
Statement of Intent Saoirse:3 August 2017 Passed without vote

List of Culture Secretaries

fr browne was appointed as the first Culture Secretary for the Liberal Democrat Party following the second general election and since him, there have been 16 other Culture Secretaries:

Culture Secretary Alternative Role Party Took office Left office
fr browne Liberal December 2005 May 2006
Nefarious Monster Raving Loony June 2006 November 2006
Choupinet Conservative November 2008 May 2009
Jammythedodger Secretary of State for Higher Education and Culture Conservative May 2010 October 2010
bun Secretary of State for Higher Education and Culture Conservative November 2010 March 2011
big-bang-theory Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport Labour October 2011 March 2012
Jacob W Secretary of State for Culture Conservative May 2012 September 2012
RoryS Labour October 2012 March 2013
Rhadamanthus Libertarian April 2013 August 2013
SciFiRory Socialist April 2014 September 2014
Jarred Liberal July 2015 August 2015
Imperion Secretary of State for Culture, Communications and Connectivity (October 2015 - December 2015)

Secretary of State for Climate Change, Culture and Communications (December 2015 - April 2016)

Liberal October 2015 November 2016
Saoirse:3 Labour February 2017 August 2017
CheeseIsVeg (combined with Secretary of State for Education) Labour August 2017 November 2017
cranbrook_aspie (combined with Secretary of State for Education) Labour November 2017 November 2017
_Ddraig_ Conservative December 2017 March 2018
Thrillanthropist Libertarian March 2018 incumbent