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New ministers appointed to housing department

Two new ministers have been appointed to the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities - but at this stage it’s uncertain whether their responsibilities will specifically include housing.

Dehenna Davison and Lee Rowley were Nader junior ministers last week and were amongst the last to receive the obligatory formal agreement from the late Queen Elizabeth. 

The DLUHC website carries details of the new ministers and also still includes Eddie Hughes - the former minister who was the architect of the controversial rental reform legislation and White Paper.


Last week - prior to the death of the Queen - Hughes tweeted: “I have decided to hand back by red box in return for the opportunity to spend yet more time working for my constituents in Walsall North, championing their causes in Parliament. Thank you to all in the rough sleeping & housing sectors for support during my time as a Minister.”

Hughes was widely recognised as a hard working and well informed minister, but the rental sector legislation and proposals he drew up have been seen as swinging power in favour of tenants.

No further announcements are expected from DLUHC until after the state funeral of the Queen, next Monday.


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