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Grant Shapps appointed as housing minister

Grant Shapps has been appointed as the new housing minister in the coalition government.

Grant Shapps
Grant Shapps, housing minister

The MP for Welwyn Hatfield was the shadow minister for housing when the Conservatives were in opposition.

The Conservative party has confirmed that Shapps will act as housing minister, meaning that Sarah Teather, shadow housing minister for the Liberal Democrats, has missed out on the post.

A spokesman for the National Landlords Association, says: “This latest ministerial appointment shows some consistency as Grant Shapps has had the shadow housing brief for a number of years.

“We look forward to working with him on the housing challenges before the sector, but it is disappointing that he will not be attending Cabinet.”

Shapps was made shadow minister for housing in 2007. He replaced Michael Gove as part of a cabinet reshuffle.



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  • MS OLUSANYA 25th August 2010 at 8:28 am

    I have a number of individuals contacting me regards accommmodation in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Where should I advice them to go to obtain accommodation? Should I start a petition and send it to Mr Grant Shapps – the new Housing Minister

  • John Lacy 14th May 2010 at 10:46 am

    No one will even realise that he’s there until he upsets an influential group of NIMBYs
    It just goes to show how far housing is down the pecking order

  • Eric Pickles 13th May 2010 at 6:23 pm

    How depressing that this smarmy little man has got a ministerial appointment. Good job Housing is about as low a priority as it could be under the new regime.