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Prime Minister appoints new Housing Minister 19/07/2018

Kit Malthouse, MP for North West Hampshire takes over as the 5th Housing Minister since the 2015 General Election.


Following the promotion of Dominic Raab to the position of Brexit Secretary, consequent on the resignation of David Davies, Kit Malthouse was appointed Housing Minister at the Department for Housing, Communities & Local Government, with effect from 9 July 2018.


He was previously the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Family Support, Housing and Child Maintenance at the Department of Work and Pensions from 9 January 2018.


He has local government experience having been a Councillor on Westminster Council from 1998 to 2006.


He was a member of the London Assembly from 2008 to 2016 serving as Deputy Mayor for Policing 2008 to 2012 and Deputy Mayor for Business and Enterprise from 2012 to 2015.


He becomes the 5th person to hold the post in the period since the 2015 General Election:


  • Brandon Lewis (Jul 2014 - Jul 2016)
  • Gavin Barwell (Jul 2016 - Jun 2017)
  • Alok Sharma (Jun 2017 - Jan 2018)
  • Dominic Raab (Jan 2018 - Jul 2018)
  • Kit Malthouse (Jul 2018 - present)


ARCH and the NFA have written to the new Housing Minister congratulating him on his appointment and seeking an early meeting to discuss how we can help him achieve the Prime Minister's aim of creating "a new generation of council housing." 

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