Kit Malthouse

Meet Kit Malthouse

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Jessica Middleton-Pugh at Conservative Party Conference

Of all Government positions, the role of housing minister has been a merry-go-round in recent years, with a new incumbent taking over, on average, every 16 months. Here's some comments from the latest minister, Kit Malthouse, to help you get to know him fast.

Andrew Western

Western: Trafford not a Nimby council

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Jessica Middleton-Pugh

It’s been over four months since Andrew Western became leader of Trafford Council. One of his first acts was to withdraw major development plans at Turn Moss, and set a firm line against potential loss of the borough’s Green Belt at Flixton, however he insists he will not be running “a Nimby council”.

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Additional £20m available as LEPs’ role expands

A further £20m is to be made available for LEPs to bid for over the next two financial years as one of four key recommendations made in the ‘Strengthened Local Enterprise Partnerships’ review.

Jim Taylor Salford

Taylor steps in at Trafford

Jim Taylor, chief executive of Salford City Council, will also hold the dual role of interim chief executive of Trafford Council until the end of the year.

Kit Malthouse

Latest housing minister appointed

The Government has named Kit Malthouse, MP for North West Hampshire and former deputy mayor of London, as the latest housing minister, moving into the role vacated yesterday by Dominic Raab.

Dominic Raab

Housing minister merry-go-round continues

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Dominic Raab, who took over from Alok Sharma as housing minister in January, has now moved out of the post in order to take on the Brexit Secretary brief, vacated by David Davis who resigned yesterday.

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Gaskell to vice-chair latest Powerhouse body

Cheshire & Warrington LEP chair Christine Gaskell is to become vice-chair of NP11, a Government-funded board comprising the North’s 11 Local Enterprise Partnership figureheads, brought together to promote the Northern Powerhouse.