At last! Housing minister gets to attend cabinet following Boris decision

first_imgNew housing minister Esther McVey is to attend cabinet, the first one to do so for many years.The former GMTV presenter is the ninth housing minister since the Conservatives took power in 2010 but is the first to be given access to cabinet meetings, a potential sign that Boris Johnson may be about to put house building higher up the political agenda in the coming months.The industry has been calling for housing ministers to attend cabinet for many years, often complaining that a lack of cabinet position showed the government did not take housing seriously.Cabinet seatsMcVey is one of ten ministers who will attend cabinet but who are not full members, alongside Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg and Home Office minister and former housing minister Brandon Lewis.McVey, who is MP for Tatton in Liverpool, has been busy on Twitter since being appointed last week, including making several videos for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government plugging her ‘key mission’ to get ‘Britain building’ again and ‘boost home ownership across the country’.One of them, made on her first day as housing minister and which has been watched 35,500 times so far, included claims that her department would build more homes for first time buyers and, oddly, ‘those who may be divorced’.Help to BuyAt the same time her boss, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick, has revealed that he may consider extending Help to Buy past its 2023 end date when asked about it by The Times.“This is a new administration, a new chancellor, I think all options are on the table. I intend to have further discussions with Sajid Javid in the weeks and months to come,” he said.Robert Jenrick Housing Minister Esther McVey July 31, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » At last! Housing minister gets to attend cabinet following Boris decision previous nextAt last! Housing minister gets to attend cabinet following Boris decisionAfter many years of asking, industry gets a voice at the top table in the form of Esther McVey, the former GMTV presenter and now housing minister.Nigel Lewis31st July 201901,425 Viewslast_img read more

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