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John Whittingdale OBE MP, Chairman, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee and Vice Chairman, Conservative 1922 Committee

John Whittingdale has been Chairman of the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee since 2005 and MP for Maldon in Essex since 1992. Prior to his election, John worked both in Whitehall and the City. During his time in Parliament, John has occupied several other positions including Parliamentary Private Secretary to the then Leader of the Opposition, William Hague; Shadow Secretary of State for Trade and Industry and Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. Since 2006, John has also been Vice Chairman of the Conservative Parliamentary 1922 Committee representing all Conservative Members of the House of Commons.

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