Rebecca Pow has stepped into the position of UK tourism minister.
The Conservative member of parliament for Taunton Deane in Somerset replaces Michael Ellis, who strikes to take up the transport temporary.
Ellis served within the position for simply over a yr.
Pow, beforehand private non-public secretary to the work and pensions secretary, will start work instantly.
Nevertheless, with heavy hypothesis prime minister Theresa Could will announce her personal departure at present, her tenure could effectively find yourself being temporary.
Honoured and completely delighted to be appointed as Parliamentary Beneath Secretary of State for arts, heritage and tourism. A wonderful remit with a cracking staff @DCMS_SecOfState @mimsdavies @margot_james_mp . Trying ahead to immersing myself in all of it. @dcms pic.twitter.com/tK0y49gwD3
— Rebecca Pow (@pow_rebecca) May 23, 2019
Her official title is parliamentary undersecretary of state on the division for digital, tradition, media and sport.
Her workplace has tasks for the humanities, museums, digital tradition, heritage, cultural property and public libraries – in addition to tourism.
VisitBritain director, Patricia Yates, mentioned: “Delighted to welcome our new minister at a transformational time for tourism, with the prospect of a sector deal to ensure Britain remains one of the most competitive destinations in the world.”