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Last edited 05 Feb 2021
There is no official title of construction minister within the UK government, however, there is generally a minister whose role includes construction (and generally infrastructure). This is typically a relatively short appointment - there have been 19 ministers with responsibility for construction since 2001.
On 5 April 2019, MP for Pendle, Andrew Stephenson was made minister responsible for construction, having previously been a government whip. He took over from Richard Harrington who resigned in protest at the government’s handling of Brexit.
On 26 July 2019, MP for Stratford-on-Avon, Nadhim Zahawi, took over the role, with the official title Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). He was previously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Education
In December 2020, Kwasi Kwarteng, MP for Spelthorne and Minister of State (Minister for Business, Energy and Clean Growth) took over from Nadhim Zahawi. He was previously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department for Exiting the European Union. Nadhim Zahawi was put in charge of the UK's covid-19 vaccination roll out.
In January 2020, just a month after the appointment of Kwasi Kwarteng, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed, became the latest construction minister. She was previously Secretary of State for International Development, and was appointed Minister of State (Minister for Business, Energy and Clean Growth) at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 8 January 2021. She is a chartered accountant by trade.
See also: Housing minister.
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