| Oliver Dowden |
|Born||1 August 1978|
|Alma mater||University of Cambridge/Trinity Hall|
|Member of||Hill & Knowlton Strategies|
PR-company Hill and Knowlton, then UK media minister
Oliver James Dowden  was deputy campaigns director of the Conservative Party before joining the infamous lobbying firm Hill and Knowlton in 2007. He was Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport from 2020 to 2021.
He studied Law at Cambridge.
He then worked as a special adviser and David Cameron's deputy chief of staff, where he said most of his time was spent on "day-to-day crisis management". Dowden was regarded as having expertise in the attacking form of political communications, leading to comparisons with Alastair Campbell.
He was elected MP for Hertsmere in the 2015 general election, with a majority of 18,461 votes.
While standing as an MP, among the policy priorities Dowden highlighted in his campaign were improving transport infrastructure, preserving green belt land and improving education. Dowden opposed Brexit prior to the 2016 referendum.
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
On 13 February 2020, Dowden was appointed Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, succeeding Baroness Morgan of Cotes, who resigned from HM Cabinet.
- http://privycouncil.independent.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-07-25-List-of-Business.pdf |date=2019