New Culture Secretary an infrequent user of social media

File photo dated 14/3/2018 of Jeremy Wright who has been appointed Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary, following Matt Hancock’s appointment as the new Health and Social Care Secretary and Jeremy Hunt’s appointment as Foreign Secretary. Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

Jeremy Wright QC is the new Culture Secretary with “digital” as part of his remit but he appears to be less active on social media than his colleagues.

Having spent four years as Attorney General, Mr Wright has been appointed as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, taking over from Matt Hancock.

The official Twitter account for the Prime Minister announced the latest appointments in a series of tweets, tagging each new Cabinet member by including their Twitter handles.

Mr Wright was the only one not tagged, suggesting that he may not be active on Twitter.

An unverified account with the handle @JeremyWrightPPC exists, and appears to have only five tweets, including retweets, which date back to 2015.

A link to his Facebook page on the parliament website does not work.

Mr Wright, MP for Kenilworth and Southam, studied at the Inns of Court School of Law and was called to the bar in 1996, specialising in criminal law, according to the Government website.

He served as a member of the Justice Committee and founded the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia in 2007.

He was made an Opposition Whip in 2007 and became a Government Whip in 2010, before being appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Justice in 2012.

The government website says Mr Wright is married with a daughter and a son.

His own website says: “I have always worked in the West Midlands and we have lived in Coventry, Warwick, Rugby and now Shrewley.

“In my very limited free time I try to play golf and enjoy watching cricket. In fact I like playing cricket too but I am so useless no-one will play with me.

“I enjoy listening to music and I used to play the trumpet, but I can barely get a note out of the instrument these days.

“I also enjoy travelling, particularly to the United States.”