Warman appointed UK Digital Minister
July 29, 2019
By Colin Mann
Matt Warman MP has been appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in one of the final elements of new PM Boris Johnson’s allocation of ministerial responsibilities.
Warman is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Boston and Skegness, first elected in May 2015. Retaining the seat for the Conservatives with a majority of 4,336, he campaigned on a commitment to improve communication between Westminster and the electorate, and increasing investment in Lincolnshire’s roads, broadband and public services. In 2017 he was returned to Parliament with an increased majority of 16,572.
Prior to entering politics, Warman worked for the Daily Telegraph from 1999 until 2015, focusing for most of the period on technology, leading coverage of Facebook, Google and Apple, and covering the launch of products including iPhones, the BBC iPlayer and the Apple Watch, as well as interviewing key figures including the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, and Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web.
In the 2015-2017 Parliament, Warman was a member of the Science and Technology Select Committee, and Co-Chaired the All Party Parliamentary Group on Broadband and Digital Communication and Pictfor (The Parliamentary Internet, Communications and Technology Forum).
In January 2018, Warman was appointed PPS to the Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, having previously served as her PPS in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport from June 2017.
He was an Assistant Government Whip from April 23rd 2019 to July 25th 2019.
In a tweet, Warman said: “Honoured to be asked by @BorisJohnson to join @DCMS as Parliamentary Under Secretary looking after digital. It’s a hugely important area of all our lives, as I know not least from my focus on broadband in Boston and Skegness. Looking forward to getting stuck in.”