UK racing and betting unite in welcoming Lisa Nandy’s appointment as cabinet minister with gambling oversight

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UK racing and betting unite in welcoming Lisa Nandy’s appointment as cabinet minister with gambling oversight

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  • Lee Mottershead, Racing Post
July 8, 2024 6:05 PM
  • Lee Mottershead, Racing Post

Lisa Nandy has been described in glowing terms by former Labour colleague Michael Dugher as the Betting and Gaming Council chair joined others in welcoming the appointment of the cabinet member now charged with making decisions that will impact racing and gambling.

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Nandy on Friday became prime minister Sir Keir Starmer’s first secretary of state for culture, media and sport, as a result of which the Wigan MP will need to determine the future of affordability checks and consider racing’s attempts to achieve levy reform.

Nandy and Dugher both served as shadow cabinet office ministers in 2013 and 2014. Nandy now leads the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, which Sir Chris Bryant joined on Monday as minister of state.