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U.K. Set to Pick Head of Media Regulator Ofcom After Controversial Search

  • Ofcom chair is symbolic appointment for Boris Johnson’s Tories
  • Candidates include three Conservatives from House of Lords
Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries

Photographer: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The U.K. is poised to name a preferred candidate to run the influential media regulator Ofcom as soon as this week, according to a person familiar with the matter, a process that took nearly two years to complete.

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries is likely to meet the final candidates in person before making the decision in consultation with Boris Johnson, the person said, asking not to be named because the discussions are private.