THE MP for Chippenham has set out her priorities as she starts her new role as the  Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

These include cutting red tape and rolling out fast broadband to "every corner of the country". 

Posting on social media on Thursday, Michelle Donelan MP said she was "absolutely over the moon to be appointed as Secretary of State".

Ms Donelan previously held the role of Secretary of State for Education for just 36 hours.  

She dramatically resigned as Boris Johnson's government began to collapse in July.

Ms Donelan said on Facebook: "I have sat with Liz Truss in Cabinet for the last 10 months and I know she shares my priorities for a bolder, stronger Britain. 

"Helping to make our country a digital and STEM superpower has been a priority of mine ever since I entered government, so I am incredibly excited to get going on this new challenge."

Ms Donelan said her priorities from the off are: 

"Supporting digital and tech innovation by cutting red tape, ensuring it sits at the heart of our plan for growing the UK economy.

"Roll out fast broadband to every corner of the country to help turbocharge connectivity and growth. 

"Promoting free speech while working to protect children online. 

"Proudly promoting and protecting British culture and our incredible arts sector.

"Building on a remarkable few years for British sport and being the voice of grassroots sport in government. 

"Working with businesses to build and expand key skills in digital, media, cyber and creative industries.

"Recognising that world-class businesses need world-class cyber security.

"Making sure the UK’s media landscape reflects the demands of the public and fits our modern way of life.

"Putting the British people’s priorities for growth, freedom and fairness at the heart of my decision making."