Boston

Boston & Skegness MP Matt Warman promoted to assist Culture Secretary in government

Boston and Skegness MP has been appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Culture Secretary Karen Bradley.

His new role at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport will see him assist the government in introducing and amending legislation focusing on the arts, broadcasting, historic environment, libraries, sport, tourism and telecoms.

The role of a PPS is unpaid but is seen as the first step in gaining experience in government.

Matt Warman said: “I am delighted to be promoted to such a vital government department and I am grateful for the opportunity to play a role in bringing forward new policies.

“I am proud of Britain’s strong heritage in the arts and in sport and I look forward to working with Karen and the other ministers in the department, protecting and improving our tourism, creative and online industries as Britain leaves the EU.

“I will also continue to maintain a strong interest in broadband and digital issues.”

“Since I was elected in 2015, I have seen how the arts and historic and cultural organisations have enriched our communities in Boston and Skegness.

“I have also seen the impact slow improvements to our broadband and communications infrastructure has on our rural community.

“I look forward to being able to have a more direct impact on making these improvements with government colleagues and the House of Commons.”

Fellow Lincolnshire MP Victoria Atkins, who represents Louth and Horncastle, has also been made a PPS to the leader of the House of Lords.