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Nigel Huddleston MP named as fifth Tourism Minister since 2017

Huddleston, MP for Mid Worcestershire since 2015, said he was "delighted" to join the DCMS as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport, Tourism and Heritage.

He said: "Can't wait to get started in this fantastic, busy department that has such a positive impact on so many people's lives."

As well as the sport, tourism and heritage brief Huddleston will continue as a government whip for DCMS.

He replaces Helen Whately in the role.  Whately only held the role for five months.  It remains to be seen how long Huddleston will manage.

Huddleston previously sat on the DCMS select committee, before being appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to Matt Hancock following the 2017 General Election. He went on to hold the same position for Jeremy Wright.

Prior to becoming an MP he worked for Google as Head of Travel, and before that, as a consultant at Deloitte in the UK and the US covering the travel & tourism, and tech, media & telecommunications sectors.

Nigel Huddleston MP named as fifth Tourism Minister since 2017