Nadine Dorries is stepping down as Culture Secretary

Nadine Dorries is stepping down as Culture Secretary

Summary:

UK’s Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries submitted her letter of resignation to outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who officially left his position earlier today. Dorries said that Johnson asked her to continue in her role as Secretary of State for DCMS, but that she turned it down. She said that she was “humbled that your successor has extended her confidence in me.”

Boris Johnson left his position as Prime Minister earlier today, after Dorries submitted her letter of resignation.

She said that she was asked to continue in her role as Secretary of State for DCMS, but she turned it down.

The letter said that he was delighted that Liz Truss had been elected as Conservative Party Leader. I am honored that your successor wants to keep me as Secretary of State for DCMS.

I am writing to you to resign as Secretary of State for DCMS at the point at which your successor is appointed, after much reflection.

Dorries was appointed to lead the review into the 2005 Gambling Act. A white paper about the government’s plans for reform was supposed to be released earlier this year. The push to remove Johnson from his role has delayed it many times.

The Gambling Act review white paper was still scheduled to be released in the coming weeks, despite Johnson’s resignation as Prime Minister.

As part of a major cabinet reshuffle, Dorries was appointed to the role of Secretary in September 2021.

Who will replace Dorries has not been revealed.