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Culture, Media and Sport Committee

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The Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee, formerly the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee,[1] is one of the select committees of the House of Commons, established in 1997. It oversees the operations of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport which replaced the Department for National Heritage.

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After the previous Chair Julian Knight recused himself from Parliament, Damian Green was selected as the Acting Chair of the committee.[2] He held this role until Dame Caroline Dinenage was elected as the new Chair on 17 May 2023.[3]

As of January 2024, the membership of the committee is as follows:[4]

Member Party Constituency
Dame Caroline Dinenage MP (Chair) Conservative Gosport
Steve Brine MP Conservative Winchester
Clive Efford MP Labour Eltham
Julie Elliott MP Labour Sunderland Central
Damian Green MP Conservative Ashford
Rupa Huq MP Labour Ealing Central and Acton
Simon Jupp MP Conservative East Devon
John Nicolson MP Scottish National Party Ochil and South Perthshire
Alex Sobel MP Labour Leeds North West
Jane Stevenson MP Conservative Wolverhampton North East
Giles Watling MP Conservative Clacton

Changes since 2019

Date Outgoing Member
& Party
Constituency New Member
& Party
Constituency Source
11 May 2020 Jo Stevens MP (Labour) Cardiff Central Alex Davies-Jones MP (Labour) Pontypridd Hansard
9 November 2020 Philip Davies MP (Conservative) Shipley Heather Wheeler MP (Conservative) South Derbyshire Hansard
19 October 2021 Damian Hinds MP (Conservative) East Hampshire Simon Jupp MP (Conservative) East Devon Hansard
Heather Wheeler MP (Conservative) South Derbyshire Jane Stevenson MP (Conservative) Wolverhampton North East
7 March 2022 Alex Davies-Jones MP (Labour) Pontypridd Rupa Huq MP (Labour) Ealing Central and Acton Hansard
24 April 2023 Julian Knight MP (Chair, independent) Solihull Vacant Hansard
17 May 2023 Vacant Dame Caroline Dinenage MP (Chair, Conservative) Gosport Hansard
15 January 2024 Kevin Brennan MP (Labour) Cardiff West Alex Sobel MP (Labour) Leeds North West Hansard

Chair of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee

Chair Party Constituency First elected Method
Dame Caroline Dinenage Conservative Gosport 17 May 2023 Elected by the House of Commons[5]
As Digitial, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee
Julian Knight Conservative/Independent Solihull 29 January 2020 Elected by the House of Commons[6]
Damian Collins Conservative Folkestone and Hythe 12 July 2017 Elected by the House of Commons[7]
As Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee
Damian Collins Conservative Folkestone and Hythe 19 October 2016 Elected by the House of Commons[8]
Jesse Norman Conservative Hereford and South Herefordshire 17 June 2015 Elected by the House of Commons[9]
John Whittingdale Conservative Maldon
(Maldon and East Chelmsford 1997–2010)
11 July 2005 Elected by the Select Committee[10]
(and the House of Commons in 2010)
Gerald Kaufman Labour Manchester Gorton 14 July 1997 Elected by the Select Committee[11]
As National Heritage Select Committee
Gerald Kaufman Labour Manchester Gorton 27 April 1992 Elected by the Select Committee

Election results

From June 2010 chairs of select committees have been directly elected by a secret ballot of the whole House of Commons using the alternative vote system. Candidates with the fewest votes are eliminated and their votes redistributed until one remaining candidate has more than half of valid votes.[12] Elections are held at the beginning of a parliament or in the event of a vacancy.[13]

17 May 2023[14]
Candidate 1st round
Votes %
Dame Caroline Dinenage 198 51.7
Damian Collins 100 26.1
Damian Green 85 22.2
Not redistributed
Valid votes 383
29 January 2020[15]
Candidate 1st round
Votes %
Julian Knight 283 50.8
Damian Collins 274 49.2
Not redistributed
Valid votes 557
12 July 2017[16]
Candidate 1st round
Votes %
Damian Collins Unopposed
Not redistributed
Valid votes
19 October 2016[8]
Candidate 1st round
Votes %
Damian Collins 302 56.8
Helen Grant 230 43.2
Not redistributed
Valid votes 532
17 June 2015[9]
Candidate 1st round 2nd round 3rd round 4th round
Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes %
Jesse Norman 221 36.8 240 40.6 268 47.2 319 60.2
Graham Stuart 157 26.2 164 27.7 178 31.3 211 39.8
Damian Green 93 15.5 97 16.4 122 21.5 Eliminated
Damian Collins 87 14.5 90 15.2 Eliminated
Jason McCartney 42 7.0 Eliminated
Not redistributed 9 1.5 32 5.3 70 11.7
Valid votes 600 591 568 530
9 June 2010[17]
Candidate 1st round
Votes %
John Whittingdale Unopposed
Not redistributed
Valid votes

See also


  1. ^ "CRole - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee". UK Parliament. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Damian Green MP chosen as acting Chair of DCMS Committee". Retrieved 16 June 2023.
  3. ^ "Dame Caroline Dinenage MP elected Chair of Culture, Media and Sport Committee". UK Parliament. 17 May 2023. Retrieved 16 June 2023.
  4. ^ "Culture, Media and Sport Committee - Membership - Committees - UK Parliament". UK Parliament. Retrieved 16 June 2023.
  5. ^ "Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Vol. 732. Parliament of the United Kingdom: House of Commons. 17 May 2023. col. 898. Retrieved 17 July 2023.
  6. ^ "Speaker's Statement: Select Committee Chairs - Wednesday 29 January 2020 - Hansard - UK Parliament". Retrieved 12 April 2021.
  7. ^ "ELECTION FOR CHAIRS OF SELECT COMMITTEES: RESULT" (PDF). 12 July 2017. Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 December 2020. Retrieved 12 April 2021.
  8. ^ a b "Damian Collins elected Chair of Culture, Media and Sport Committee - News from Parliament - UK Parliament". Archived from the original on 7 March 2017. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  9. ^ a b "Results" (PDF). 2015. Retrieved 23 April 2021.
  10. ^ "John Whittingdale MP, Maldon". TheyWorkForYou.
  11. ^ "House of Commons - Culture, Media and Sport - First Special Report".
  12. ^ "Standing Orders of the House of Commons".
  13. ^ Gorb, Aleksandra; Priddy, Sarah (20 February 2021). "Chairs of Commons select committees in the 2019 Parliament" – via {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  14. ^ "Results" (PDF). 2023. Retrieved 25 June 2023.
  15. ^ "Results" (PDF). 2020. Retrieved 16 August 2022.
  16. ^ "Results" (PDF). 2017. Retrieved 23 April 2021.
  17. ^ "Results" (PDF). Retrieved 23 April 2021.

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