Department for Culture Media and Sport

maria miller

The Rt Hon Maria Miller MP
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and Minister for Women and Equalities


Maria Miller has been Member of Parliament for Basingstoke since 2005.

Mrs Miller served on the Trade and Industry Select Committee from 2005-06. She was appointed Shadow Minister for Education in 2005, Shadow Minister for Family Welfare in 2006, and Shadow Minister for the Family 2007-10.

In 2010 Mrs Miller was appointed Parliamentary-Under Secretary State at the Department for Work and Pensions, before being appointed as Culture Secretary on 4 September 2012.

Before entering Parliament, Mrs Miller was a director of Grey Advertising and also Rowland Saatchi. Prior to that she worked for the oil company Texaco in business development and marketing.

She is married to Iain Miller, and they have one daughter and two sons.