LONDON, September 15 (Reuters) – A successful writer and former reality TV star Nadine Dorries was named UK Minister for New Media and Sport on Wednesday.
Dorries is a prolific writer who has produced a number of books, including a fictional trilogy that tells the stories of several families who live in the English city of Liverpool, where she grew up.
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Dorries, a former nurse, became a legislator in 2005 and previously served as junior health minister. She has been ready in recent years to plunge into the so-called culture wars in Britain and attack “left wing snowflakes” which she believes are making the world culturally poorer.
In 2012, she appeared on the reality TV show “I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here”, but she was the first candidate to be elected from the show.
Dorries was suspended from the Conservative Party before the reality event went on air after she was alleged to have flown to Australia to attend the show without soliciting her party’s permission.
Reporting by Andrew MacAskill and Kate Holton
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