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Last edited 18 Aug 2019
There is no official title of ‘housing minister’ in the UK Government. However, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government is sometimes referred to as the ‘Housing Secretary’ and they are supported by a ‘Minister of State for Housing’.
In January 2018, as part of a Cabinet reshuffle, it was announced that the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) would be renamed the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). The role of 'Communities Secretary' was renamed 'Housing Secretary', although otherwise it remained unchanged. For more information see: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)
Robert Jenrick, MP for Newark, replaced James Brokenshire on 24 July 2019. He was previously Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury from 9 January 2018.
For more information see: https://www.gov.uk/government/ministers/secretary-of-state-for-housing-communities-and-local-government
The Rt Hon Esther McVey, MP for Tatton, was appointed Minister of State for Housing on 24 July 2019. She was previously Secretary of State for Work and Pensions from January to November 2018.
She replaced Kit Malthouse, who was appointed on 9 July 2018. He in turn took over from Dominic Raab who was appointed Minister of State for Housing on 9 January 2018.
For more information see: https://www.gov.uk/government/ministers/minister-of-state--63
See also: Construction minister.
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