LUCY FRAZER - DCMS: DEPARTMENT for CULTURE, MEDIA & SPORT

 

  LUCY FRAZER IS THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE DCMS - A GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT FOR DIGITAL CULTURE MEDIA AND SPORT - ARTS & HERITAGE

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LUCY FRAZER

 

 

 

 

 

The Rt Hon Lucy Frazer KC MP was appointed Conservative Secretary of State (SOS) for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport on 7 February 2023.

 

As you may read into the roles undertaken, and the difficulties encountered in each of the duties, one might describe as political black-holes, Ms Frazer appears to have moved from one political hot potato to another, ending up as the DCMS SOS. But even here, with a new SOS every year, we wonder if she will be able to make a difference, before moving on. Or be drained like a political prune, a pawn in the present Conservative game of chess, amidst a culture of procurement corruption, as embodied by one of the biggest liars ever to have wormed his way into the top job, Boris Johnson, of PartyGate fame, having been found guilty of lying to Parliament repeatedly, and his cronies, undermining democracy, as they rushed to cover up.

Frazer was previously Minister of State in the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities from 26 October 2022 to 7 February 2023. One can imagine the shock of dealing with aberrant councils, like Wealden, who have abjectly failed to provide any genuinely affordable homes, or plots of land for self-builds, as per NPPF requirements, for one and five years plans to identify land for such provision. From which a quick extrication seems to have been a wise move.

She was previously Minister of State at the Department for Transport from 7 September to 26 October 2022. Presumably, moving on quickly due to the lack of progress with electrification, or the development of any plan whatsoever to implementation. One obvious cure being to implement statute to force Electric Vehicle manufacturers to produce an entry level model, or be banned from selling ANY cars in the UK. This was a strategy invoked by the California Air Resources Board, until the fossil fuel lobby applied enough pressure to bring back petrol and diesel guzzlers - and now we have global warming to contend with.

She was Financial Secretary to the Treasury from 16 September 2021 to 7 September 2022. And the less said about our National Debt, the better. Where workers are now toiling just to pay the interest on Tory loans, with 101% of GDP having been reached, via irresponsible policies and unrestrained borrowing to support them.

Lucy was Minister of State in the Ministry of Justice from 10 September 2021 to 16 September 2021 and from 25 July 2019 to 2 March 2021. She previously served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth's Ministry of Justice from 9 January 2018 to 9 May 2019.

She was Solicitor General from 2 March 2021 to 10 September 2021 and from 9 May 2019 to 25 July 2019. Beginning the pattern of post hopping. We hope she may finally have found her calling, before the present government are ousted.

 

LUCY'S BACKGROUND

 

A member of the Conservative Party, she has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for South East Cambridgeshire since 2015.

Frazer was educated at Gateways School for Girls and Leeds Girls' High School, before studying Law at Newnham College, Cambridge, where she was elected President of the Cambridge Union.

Soon after graduating, Frazer interned at the Israeli Ministry of Justice. Before entering politics, Frazer worked as a barrister in commercial law in London, practicing in South Square Chambers, Gray's Inn. She was appointed Queen's Counsel at the age of 40. She was selected as the Conservative Prospective Parliamentary candidate for South East Cambridgeshire in December 2013, despite claims that she had been beaten in an open primary by Heidi Allen, who was later elected as MP for South Cambridgeshire. Frazer succeeded in being elected at the 2015 general election with 28,845 votes (48.5%), a majority of 16,837. After entering the Commons, she was then elected to the Education Select Committee later that year.

Frazer supported the UK remaining within the European Union prior to the 2016 referendum. In July 2016, she became Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office, Ben Gummer.

Frazer put forward a Private Member's Bill to Parliament for making upskirting an offence in England and Wales; this attained Royal Assent on 12 February 2019. Before the Act was passed, the common law offence of outraging public decency might have been applicable.

She was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice in January 2018, before being promoted Solicitor General for England and Wales in May 2019.

On 25 July 2019, Prime Minister Boris Johnson appointed Frazer as Minister of State for Prisons. She was then temporarily reappointed as Solicitor General when Suella Braverman took maternity leave in March 2021, being sworn of the Privy Council. Frazer returned to her role as Minister of State for Prisons upon Braverman's return from leave on 10 September 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

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CONFERENCE NEWS 7 FEBRUARY 2023 - LUCY FRAZER NAMED CULTURE SECRETARY AS DCMS LOSES DIGITAL REMIT

The change makes Frazer the 13th Culture Secretary in the last 13 years.

The Prime Minister, Rishi Sunack, has announced the creation of four new departments and appointed Lucy Frazer as Culture Secretary, replacing Michelle Donelan.

The changes mean the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) will lose responsibility for the digital sector and will now become the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Michelle Donelan becomes the new Science Secretary heading up the new Department for Science, Innovation and Technology. The other two new departments are the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero and the Department for Business and Trade.

The change makes Frazer the 13th Culture Secretary in the last 13 years.

THE UK: A GLOBAL LEADER?

The PM says a re-focused DCMS will recognise the importance of the culture, media and sport to the economy and build on the UKs position as a global leader in the creative arts.

Sacha Lord, the Night Time Economy Adviser for Greater Manchester, welcomed the appointment of the Culture Secretary. He said: The sector has experienced the toughest years in its history and with this move I hope the support it is given starts to reflect its importance to economic growth.

I encourage the new Culture Secretary to work urgently with the Chancellor ahead of his Spring Budget next month in order to deliver renewed opportunity and hope to the hundreds of thousands of hard working people our sector employs.

I also urge the Secretary to call on the Chancellor to rethink business energy support, which will fall away substantially from next month leading to the inevitable closure of swathes of cultural and leisure venues across the UK.

 

THE OPPOSITE OF CULTURE: UK DEFENCE SPENDING COSTS PLENTY

 

UK Defence spending equated to 45.9 billion in 2021/22. Multiplied by 10 years = 459 billion, roughly one fifth of our National Debt, not including interest payments - with yet more Astute submarines in the pipeline as overkill. But over twenty years, equals a shade under 1 trillion, not including interest payments on borrowed money, to sustain this level of spend, and higher taxation. This is well over a third of British debt, currently 2.6 trillion pounds (July 2023). Food for thought, and food for the starving. Though, we do need weapons, to fend off the likes of war criminal, Vladimir Putin, there are far more economical methods to defend a nation, such as robotic soldiers and drone warships, to supplement drone aircraft. Or, being energy self-sufficient. With hydrogen and energy storage systems to make solar and wind farms more cost effective. Thus, removing the means, enabling tyrants to wage war. Hit them in the wallet, like present policies are hitting taxpayer's bank balances.

 

Political musical chairs, can be seen as a means to prevent any so-called, representative of the electorate, from being accountable. As the temperature heats up, a new minister is appointed, so that the new candidate can say the issues raised were dealt with by their predecessor. The same buck passing and thwarting of the public, is seen in changing the names of government departments. "Oh, that was a problem for the previous administration."

 

We say, the present administration is responsible for all of the above, while they are in power. There is no excuse. Don't take the job, if you won't pay the piper. Or, if you prefer, don't do the crime, if you can't do the time.


 

 

 

CABINET & MPS -MAY 2023 - MUSICAL CHAIRS & A LOT OF NEWCOMERS BRAVE ENOUGH TO TRAVEL UP SHIT CREEK WITHOUT PADDLES

 

 

 

Rishi Sunack, MP Richmond, Yorkshire

 

Rishi Sunack

Prime Minister

 

 

Alex Chalk

Justice Minister

 

 

Jeremy Hunt

Chancellor

 

 

James Cleverly

Foreign Secretary

 

Suella Braverman

 

Suella Braverman

Home Secretary

 

Ben Wallace

 

Ben Wallace

Defence Secretary

 

Grant Shapps MP Welwyn Hatfield

 

Grant Shapps

Energy - Net Zero

 

 

 Chloe Smith

Science, Innovation & Tech.

 

Michael Gove

 

Michael Gove

Housing & Communities

 

Oliver Dowden

 

Oliver Dowden

Deputy Prime Minister

 

 

 Stephen Barclay

Treasury Sec.

 

 

Robert Jenrick

Housing, Local Gov.

 

Terese Coffey

 

Therese Coffey

Work & Pensions

 

 

 Penny Mordaunt

Ldr House Commons

 

Simon Hart

 

 Simon Hart

H M Treasury

 

 

 Victoria Prentis

Attorney General

 

 

 

 Mel Stride

Work & Pensions

 

 

 

Gillian Keegan

Education

 

 

 

Mark Harper

Sec. State Transport

 

 

 

Kemi Badenoch

Equalities Sec State Business

 

Lucy Frazer, DCMS, Secretary of State: Department for Culture Media snd Sport

 

 Lucy Frazer

Culture, Media & Sport

 

 

 

 Greg Hands

Cabinet Office

 

 

 

 Chris Heaton-Harris

Northern Ireland

 

 

Alister Jack

Scotland

 

 

 

 David T C Davies

Sec. State Wales

 

 

 

 John Glen

Treasury Secretary

 

 

 

Lord True

House Lords Privy Seal

 

 

 

 Jeremy Quin

Paymaster General

 

 

 

Tom Tugendhat

Home Office Security

 

 

 

Andrew Mitchell

Commonwealth Africa

 

 

 

 

 

CABINET MPS -MARCH 2020

 

 

 

Boris Johnson

Prime Minister

 

Rishi Sunack, MP Richmond, Yorkshire

 

Rishi Sunack

Chancellor Exchequer

 

Priti Patel

 

Priti Patel

Home Secretary

 

Dominic Raab

 

Dominic Raab

Foreign Secretary

 

Michael Gove

 

Michael Gove

Chancellor D. Lancaster

 

Ben Wallace

 

Ben Wallace

Defence Secretary

 

Matt Hancock

 

Matt Hancock

Health & Social Care

 

Elizabeth Truss

 

 Liz Truss

International Trade

 

Gavin Williamson

 

Gavin Williamson

Education

 

Oliver Dowden

 

Oliver Dowden

Culture

 

Alok Sharma MP, Reading West

 

Alok Sharma

MP Reading West

 

Robert Jenrick

 

Robert Jenrick

Housing, Local Gov.

 

Terese Coffey

 

Therese Coffey

Work & Pensions

 

Robert Buckland

 

 Robert Buckland

Justice

 

Anne-Marie Trevelyan

 

Anne-Marie Trevelyan

International Dev.

 

Grant Shapps MP Welwyn Hatfield

 

Grant Shapps

Transport

 

George Eustice

 

 George Eustice

Environment

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Brandon Lewis

Northern Ireland

 

Alister Jack

 

Alister Jack

Scottish Sec. State

 

Simon Hart

 

 Simon Hart

Welsh Sec. State

 

Baroness Evans Bowes Park

 

 Baroness Evans

Leader Lords

 

Amanda Milling

 

 Amanda Milling

Party Chairman

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

 Jacob Rees-Mogg

Leader Commons

 

Mark Spencer

 

Mark Spencer

Chief Whip

 

 

Suella Braverman

 

Suella Braverman

Attorney General

 

 

Stephen Barclay

 

 Stephen Barclay

Treasury Sec.

 

 

 

 

CONSERVATIVE MPS 2017-2018

 

 

Theresa May

 

Theresa May - Prime Mnister

MP for Maidenhead

 

Damian Green

 

Damian Green

MP for Ashford

 

Philip Hammond

 

Philip Hammond

MP Runnymede & Weybridge

 

Boris Johnson

 

Boris Johnson

MP Uxbridge & South Ruislip

 

Amber Rudd

 

Amber Rudd

MP Hastings & Rye

 

David Davis

 

David Davis

MP Haltemprice & Howden

 

Gavin Williamson

 

Gavin Williamson

MP South Staffordshire

 

Liam Fox

 

Liam Fox

MP North Somerset

 

David Lidlington

 

David Lidlington

MP for Aylesbury

 

Baroness Evans Bowes Park

 

 Baroness Evans

MP Bowes Park Haringey

 

Jeremy Hunt

 

Jeremy Hunt

MP South West Surrey

 

Justine Greening

 

Justine Greening

MP for Putney

 

Chris Grayling

 

Chris Grayling

MP Epsom & Ewell

 

Karen Bradley

 

Karen Bradley

MP Staffordshire Moorlands

 

Michael Gove

 

Michael Gove

MP Surrey Heath

 

David Gauke

 

David Gauke

MP South West Hertfordshire

 

Sajid Javid

 

Sajid Javid

MP for Bromsgrove

 

James Brokenshire

 

James Brokenshire

MP Old Bexley & Sidcup

 

Alun Cairns

 

 Alun Cairns

MP Vale of Glamorgan

 

David Mundell

 

 David Mundell MP

Dumfriesshire Clydes & Tweeddale

 

Patrick Mcloughlin

 

Patrick McLoughlin

MP Derbyshire Dales

 

Greg Clark

 

 Greg Clark

MP Tunbridge Wells

 

Penny Mordaunt

 

Penny Mordaunt

MP Portsmouth North

 

Andrea Leadsom

 

Andrea Leadsom

MP South Northamptonshire

 

Jeremy Wright

 

Jeremy Wright

MP Kenilworth & Southam

 

Elizabeth Truss

 

 Liz Truss

MP South West Norfolk

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Brandon Lewis

MP Great Yarmouth

 

MP

Nus Ghani

MP Wealden

 

 

 

 

 Huw Merriman

MP Battle

 

 

 

 

MP

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LINKS

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/unesco-world-heritage-sites-uk-tentative-list-review/outcome/government-response-to-the-uk-tentative-list-review
https://www.conference-news.co.uk/news/lucy-frazer-named-culture-secretary-dcms-loses-digital-remit/
https://www.gov.uk/government/people/lucy-frazer

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/unesco-world-heritage-sites-uk-tentative-list-review/outcome/government-response-to-the-uk-tentative-list-review
https://www.conference-news.co.uk/news/lucy-frazer-named-culture-secretary-dcms-loses-digital-remit/
https://www.gov.uk/government/people/lucy-frazer