Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

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United Kingdom
Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government
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Royal Arms as used by Her Majesty's Government
Official portrait of James Brokenshire.jpg
Incumbent
James Brokenshire

since 30 April 2018
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Style The Right Honourable
(Formal prefix)
Communities Secretary
Appointer Elizabeth II
Inaugural holder David Miliband
Formation 6 May 2006
Website http://www.communities.gov.uk/

The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, or informally Communities Secretary is a Cabinet position heading the UK's Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, previously known as the Department for Communities and Local Government from 2006 to 2018.[1]

This department was created in 2006 by then British Prime Minister Tony Blair to replace the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

The Secretary of State took over the responsibilities of the Minister of State for Communities and Local Government. This post, within the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, was created in 2005, on the transfer of several of the functions of the then Deputy Prime Minister, John Prescott.

List of Secretaries and Ministers

Minister of State for Communities and Local Government
Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Party Ministry Ref.
David Miliband 2.jpg The Right Honourable
David Miliband

MP for South Shields
(born 1965)
5 May
2005
5 May
2006
Labour Blair III [2]
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Party Ministry Ref.
RuthKellyMP.jpg The Right Honourable
Ruth Kelly

MP for Bolton West
(born 1968)
6 May
2006
27 June
2007
Labour Blair III [3]
Hazel Blears, June 2009 2 cropped.jpg The Right Honourable
Hazel Blears

MP for Salford
(born 1956)
28 June
2007
5 June
2009
Labour Brown [4]
John Denham.jpg The Right Honourable
John Denham

MP for Southampton Itchen
(born 1953)
5 June
2009
11 May
2010
Labour [5]
Eric Pickles Official.jpg The Right Honourable
Eric Pickles

MP for Brentwood and Ongar
(born 1952)
12 May
2010
11 May
2015
Conservative Cameron–Clegg
(Con.L.D.)
[6]
Official portrait of Greg Clark crop 2.jpg The Right Honourable
Greg Clark

MP for Tunbridge Wells
(born 1967)
11 May
2015
14 July
2016
Conservative Cameron II [7]
Official portrait of Sajid Javid MP.jpg The Right Honourable
Sajid Javid

MP for Bromsgrove
(born 1969)
14 July
2016
8 January
2018
Conservative May I [8]
May II
Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government
Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Party Ministry Ref.
Official portrait of Sajid Javid MP.jpg The Right Honourable
Sajid Javid

MP for Bromsgrove
(born 1969)
8 January
2018
30 April
2018
Conservative May II [8]
Official portrait of James Brokenshire crop 2.jpg The Right Honourable
James Brokenshire

MP for Old Bexley and Sidcup
(born 1968)
30 April
2018
Conservative May II [9]

References

  1. ^ "Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government". Government of The United Kingdom. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Rt Hon David Miliband". UK Parliament. Retrieved 21 November 2017. 
  3. ^ "Ruth Kelly". UK Parliament. Retrieved 21 November 2017. 
  4. ^ "Rt Hon Hazel Blears". UK Parliament. Retrieved 21 November 2017. 
  5. ^ "Rt Hon John Denham". UK Parliament. Retrieved 21 November 2017. 
  6. ^ "Rt Hon Sir Eric Pickles". UK Parliament. Retrieved 21 November 2017. 
  7. ^ "Rt Hon Greg Clark MP". UK Parliament. Retrieved 21 November 2017. 
  8. ^ a b "Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP". UK Parliament. Retrieved 21 November 2017. 
  9. ^ "Sajid Javid announced as new Home Secretary after Amber Rudd's resignation". Sky News. Retrieved 30 April 2018. 
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