24 January 2008

Andy Burnham new culture secretary

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Following Peter Hain's resignation today, James Purnell moves from the Department of Culture Media and Sport to become the new Work and Pensions secretary. His successor as culture secretary is Andy Burnham, who was special adviser to Chris Smith at the DCMS, and now moves from his job as chief secretary to the Treasury.

A profile of Andy Burnham can be found at:


Anonymous said...

His interests appear to be rugby, cricket and football, so the S in DCMS may get most of his focus; let's hope not too much!

Anonymous said...

Burnham has roared into (re)action with non-committal answers to a couple of nice easy lobs from friends requesting money for local film festivals.