New Cabinet Appointments

A change of ministers has taken place including a new MHCLG Secretary of State and another new Housing and Planning Minister.

Robert Jenrick - Housing, Communities and Local Government Secretary

Robert Jenrick is the youngest member in the new cabinet, and the most recent arrival in Westminster.  A former lawyer who was first elected in 2014 in the Newark byelection, following the resignation of Patrick Mercer MP.

In May 2015, he was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary, Michael Gove.  After the 2017 General Election he was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Home Secretary, Rt. Hon. Amber Rudd MP, and in July 2017 he was elected to the Board of the Conservative Party.  He was appointed Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury at the start of 2018.

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Esther McVey - Minister of State for Housing and Planning
Ms McVey (MP for Tatton) and is the ninth housing minister in nine years. She previously served in the cabinet as work and pensions secretary from January to November 2018.  She has also previously held roles as the minister for employment, deputy chief whip, and parliamentary under secretary for disabled people.

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