Last edited 18 Aug 2019

Construction minister

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 17 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.

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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

He has very wide responsibilities that include infrastructure and construction. For more information see:

See also: Housing minister.

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