Westminster News

Michael in Parliament: Debating Arts Funding

On Tuesday, 20th February 2018 I represented the Government in the debate in the House of Commons which was entitled “Arts Council England Funding: Coalfield Communities”.

Michael’s New Role at the Despatch Box

In my previous role as Deputy Leader of the House of Commons I represented the Government from the despatch box many times; however, on Thursday, 8th February 2018 I answered questions for the first time in my capacity as Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism.

Michael as Arts, Heritage and Tourism Minister: Update

In the past fortnight I have continued to be extremely busy with my ministerial duties as Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism. Last week was a half term ‘recess week’ – which means that Parliament was not sitting.

Michael as Arts, Heritage and Tourism Minister: Update

I was appointed Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on Tuesday, 9th January 2018, as readers of this E-Newsletter will know, having been promoted in the Reshuffle from my previous Ministerial role of Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

Michael Ellis Promoted in Reshuffle!

On the evening of Tuesday, 9th January 2018 I was called to Number 10 Downing Street to see the Prime Minister.

I was delighted when the Prime Minister then asked me to be the new Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

Michael’s Brexit Update

There has been a good deal of progress with Brexit recently, both in Parliament and in the negotiations in Brussels. With such a red hot topic like Brexit, there is a lot of media attention and I would like to give a short update about progress made.