New Minister for Civil Society

Baroness Barran MBE appointed new Minister for Civil Society

On 30 July, Baroness Barran MBE was appointed as Minister for Civil Society at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Her ministerial responsibilities will include:

  • Civil Society
  • Youth and Social Action
  • Government Inclusive Economy Unit
  • Loneliness
  • All DCMS business in the House of Lords
  • Ceremonials

Speaking about her appointment, Baroness Barran MBE said:

“It is an absolute honour to be appointed to this role. I have been a proud, passionate advocate of civil society for many years and have seen first hand how the hard work of our charities, volunteers, social enterprises and responsible businesses improves lives up and down the country.

“I am delighted to be able to use my experience to listen, and champion and enhance the role of civil society in building stronger communities and a fairer society for everyone.”  

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