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Bradshaw replaces Burnham

June 9, 2009

UK Health minister Ben Bradshaw has been appointed as the new culture secretary, replacing Andy Burnham, in a move that comes at a crucial time in the final run up to the Digital Britain report. Bradshaw, a former BBC journalist, is to take over as secretary for culture, media and sport after Burnham was moved to become health secretary in a cabinet reshuffle.

The culture department faces some crucial decision over the next few weeks, with the Digital Report set to be published on 16 June, although there is some speculation that may now be put back.

Tom Watson, the Digital Development Minister at the Business and Enterprise Department, quit and became the first minister to resign in Twitter.


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