John Whittingdale was appointed Minister of State for Media and Data in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

He said "I was delighted to accept the Prime Minister’s invitation to re-join the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport as Minister of State responsible for Media and Data. 

Having served as chairman of the Select Committee for ten years and then as Secretary of State, I have been involved in policy in this area for a large part of my career in politics and welcome the opportunity to take on a role in government once again."