Kit Malthouse becomes housing minister

Michael Lloyd

July 10, 2018

MP Kit Malthouse has been named as Housing Minister, the 17th since 1997 and eighth in eight years, after Dominic Rabb left the role to become Brexit Secretary following David Davis’ resignation.

In January Rabb became housing minister in January, replacing Alok Sharma while Malthouse, the MP for North West Hampshire, was appointed as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the DWP, where he was responsible for financial support for housing including Universal Credit.

In 2008 he became vice chairman of the Metropolitan Police Authority, then in 2012 deputy mayor to Boris Johnson but stood down in 2015 to stand as MP.

James Chidgey, new homes relationship manager, Mortgage Advice Bureau, said: “We’ve been told for months that housing is a number one priority but its disappointing to have this continual merry-go-round with some ministers in office for no longer than a Strictly Come Dancing series.”

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