By Frances Marcellin    07 Sep 2022

Michelle Donelan is the brand new secretary of state for Digital, Tradition, Media and Sport on the DCMS / David Woolfall, CC by way of Wikimedia Commons

Michelle Donelan has been appointed secretary of state for digital, tradition, media and sport by the UK’s new prime minister, Liz Truss.

As a 15-year-old she spoke on the Conservative Celebration convention in Blackpool, stating that she wished a future in politics. She began her political profession as an MP in 2015 in Chippenham, Wiltshire following a time working within the media for Marie Claire and That is Life magazines and in advertising and marketing for Sky and World Wrestling Leisure (WWE).

She held the roles of presidency whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) from 29 July 2019 to 13 February 2020; minister of state for increased and additional schooling from 15 September 2021 to July 2022; and secretary of state for schooling for simply two days from 5 July to 7 July 2022 underneath former prime minister Boris Johnson.

As minister for increased and additional schooling, Donelan was targeted on capping pupil mortgage rates of interest and enhancing psychological well being companies for college students.

“This authorities has prioritised pupil psychological well being as a result of we all know how vital it’s for college students to really feel supported,” she mentioned on the time. “Good psychological well being can have an effect on their research, boosting attainment and outcomes and serving to them in direction of their shiny futures.”

Donelan is the tenth tradition secretary in eleven years. Whereas she is thought for her perception in free speech and is in opposition to cultural silencing, writing final yr that “more and more college is a spot the place you might be instructed what to suppose quite than taught the right way to suppose”, it stays to be seen what insurance policies she’ll pursue for the sports activities, exercise and leisure industries.

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