Who is Oliver Dowden and who’s his wife Blythe?
BRITS have become familiar with Oliver Dowden during the coronavirus pandemic, as he keeps the public up to date on developments in sports and culture.
In March 2020, Dowden went into self-isolation after a member of his family developed symptoms of the coronavirus.
Oliver Dowden is the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport[/caption]
Who is Oliver Dowden?
Oliver Dowden is the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
The MP for Hertsmere took up the cabinet role in February 2020.
He was born on 1 August 1978 and grew up in Bricket Wood, Hertfordshire where he attended Parmiter’s School.
Later, he read Law at Trinity College, Cambridge before going on to work for the Conservative Research Department in 2004.
After a brief stint at PR firm Hill & Knowlton, he moved back to work for the Tory party as a special adviser.
He then became David Cameron’s deputy chief of staff before becoming the MP for Hertsmere in the 2015 election, taking over the seat of James Clappison.
Dowden was opposed to Brexit before the 2016 referendum, but was promoted to Parliamentary Secretary to the Cabinet office as part of Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle in January 2018.
After Boris Johnson was elected leader of the party, Dowden was appointed Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General on July 24, 2019.
On 13 February 2020, he was appointed Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport – and is tasked with steering the arts and sports sector through the coronavirus crisis.
He has led numerous coronavirus press briefings, notably to announce the return of the Premier League on 17 June, which he called a “milestone”.
Blythe is Oliver Dowden’s wife and is a teacher[/caption]
Who is his wife Blythe Dowden?
Blythe Dowden is Oliver Dowden’s wife.
Ms Dowden is a teacher, and lives in the area of Hertsmere with Oliver and their two children.
Do they have children?
Blythe and Oliver Dowden have two children.
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According to the Hertfordshire Advertiser, they attend a local school in Dowden’s constituency of Hertsmere.
Earlier in March, Dowden went into self-isolation after a member of his family showed symptoms of the coronavirus, the Hertfordshire Mercury reported.