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Nigel Huddleston named as fifth tourism minister since 2017

17 February 2020 by
Nigel Huddleston MP

Nigel Huddleston has been announced as the fifth minister to take up the tourism brief in the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) since 2017.

Huddleston, MP for Mid Worcestershire, said he was "delighted" to join the department as parliamentary under secretary of state for sport, tourism and heritage.

He said: "Can't wait to get started in this fantastic, busy department that has such a positive impact on so many people's lives."

As well as the sport, tourism and heritage brief Huddleston will continue as a government whip for DCMS.

He replaces Helen Whately in the role. Whatley held the position for just five months departing to join the Department of Health as a minister of state, following last week's vicious cabinet reshuffle.

Huddleston previously sat on the DCMS select committee, before being appointed parliamentary private secretary to Matt Hancock following the 2017 General Election. He went on to hold the same position for Jeremy Wright.

Prior to becoming an MP he worked for Google as the industry head for travel, before which the MP worked as a consultant at Deloitte in the UK and the US covering the travel & tourism, and tech, media & telecommunications sectors.

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