Twitter has been reacting to the news that the UK has a new housing and planning minister following yesterday’s appointment of Gavin Barwell.
Barwell replaces Brandon Lewis who had occupied the role for the last four years (full story here).
Here’s what Twitter users had to say about our new housing and planning supremo:
A big industry welcome to new Housing Minister, Gavin Barwell, MP for Croydon Central, and now Minister for London. https://t.co/8fwPPE8SC5
— James Chidgey (@MAB_JChidgey) July 17, 2016
Please can we have a new housing minister who gets a decent run at addressing the housing crisis.
— Lucian Cook (@LucianCook) July 16, 2016
— Ed Mead (@ed_mead) July 18, 2016
All those who talked about 1m new homes by 2020 have moved. New housing minister can start again with no shadow to hold them to account. 🏚
— Henry Pryor (@HenryPryor) July 16, 2016
Gavin Barwell minister for Housing, Planning, and London https://t.co/xXdZpEeWCf that’s how seriously housing is taken, 1/3rd of a minister
— Paul Lewis (@paullewismoney) July 17, 2016
Sorry to see @BrandonLewis leave DCLG; our sincere thanks for your fantastic work as Housing & Planning Minister & engagement/support on BTR
— BPF (@BritProp) July 18, 2016