Government names new minister for civil society


Stuart Andrew MP has been named as the new minister for civil society.

Andrew will be responsible for charities as part of his role at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, according to the government website

Andrew, the Conservative MP for Pudsey, Horsforth and Aireborough in Yorkshire, worked as a charity fundraiser before entering parliament, holding positions at the British Heart Foundation, Hope House Children’s Hospice, East Lancashire Hospice and Martin House Hospice.

He was elected to parliament in 2010.

In addition to charity policy, Andrew’s brief will include sport and tourism, loneliness and youth. He will be a minister for equalities at DCMS.

He has previously been a government whip, a housing minister and a prisons minister.

Andrew replaces Lord Kamall, who was civil society minister for just five weeks during the Liz Truss administration. 

He is the ninth civil society minister in 12 years.

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