Michael Gove MP has replaced Robert Jenrick MP as Housing
Secretary in the Prime Minister's Cabinet reshuffle. He was
previously Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster from July 2019 to
September 2021. He was also Minister for the Cabinet Office from
February 2020 to September 2021. He was Secretary of State for
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from June 2017 to July 2019. Mr
Gove was elected Conservative MP for Surrey Heath in 2005.
Mr Gove becomes the 4th Secretary of State for
Housing, Communities & Local Government since January 2018,
succeeding Sajid Javid (2018), James Brokenshire (2018/19) and
Robert Jenrick (2019/21). In addition to his role as Housing
Secretary, it is understood Mr Gove will retain responsibility for
the union and elections and will take on responsibility for the
Government's "levelling up" agenda.
There have also been changes at junior ministerial level in the
Kemi Badenoch MP will replace Luke Hall MP as Minister of State
and it is understood will also retain her role as Parliamentary
Under Secretary of State (Minister for Equalities).
She was previously Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury from 13
February 2020 to 15 September 2021 and Parliamentary Under
Secretary of State at the Department for Education from 27 July
2019 to 13 February 2020.
Details of the new Ministerial team at the Housing Ministry and
their responsibilities can be found on the Government website.
Housing Minister Christopher Pincher MP and Eddie Hughes MP,
Minister for Rough Sleeping & Housing) remain in post.
ARCH Chief Executive John Bibby comments:
"The constant revolving door of ministers at MHCLG is a
concern for the housing sector and is even more surprising given
that the Government's 2017 Housing White Paper acknowledged the
need to "fix the broken housing market". This is the 4th
change of Secretary of State in less than 4 years and when added to
the constant change in Housing Ministers since 2015 is
Full details of the new ministerial team at MHCLG can be found