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Lisa Nandy to Oversee Gambling Law as New Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport

She will lead the Department for Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS), which encompasses gambling among its many responsibilities.

Lisa Nandy to Oversee Gambling Law After Appointed Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport
Lisa Nandy to Oversee Gambling Law After Appointed Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport

Lisa Nandy MP has been appointed as the new Secretary of State for Culture, Media, and Sport. In this role, she will oversee the department responsible for Britain's gambling industry. Nandy steps into the position following Labour's landslide victory in the general election last week. She will lead the Department for Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS), which encompasses gambling among its many responsibilities.

Nandy, who has represented Wigan since May 2010, previously served as the shadow cabinet minister for international development and held various other shadow positions while Labour was in opposition.

Thangam Debbonaire, the MP for Bristol Central, was the shadow secretary of state for culture, media, and sport in the previous shadow cabinet. However, she lost her seat to the Green Party in the general election. Labour has now chosen Nandy to assume the role following their recent victory, which has been welcome on the BGC.

"From rugby league to Royal Opera, our cultural and sporting heritage runs through our towns, villages, and cities and is one of our country’s greatest assets," Nandy expressed in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter. 

"It is an unbelievable privilege to take on the role of secretary of state. The hard work begins today."

Labour is yet to confirm the new gambling minister. Starmer's initial priority has been organising his cabinet. With all senior positions now filled, focus shifts to more junior roles, including the gambling minister. This role, formally known as the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport, Gambling, and Civil Society, and Minister for Equalities, is a junior position within the DCMS.

Stuart Andrew most recently held the role under the previous two Conservative governments. Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley South, served as the shadow gambling minister for Labour while in opposition. The party has not yet confirmed if she will take on the role permanently.

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